Babu Banarasi Das Ji, a born nationalist in his early youth, joined hands with Mahatma Gandhi & Jawahar Lal Nehru in the movement to free India from the clutches of British rule. During his long political career, he worked as a Minister, Speaker and Member of Parliament (both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha). He also held the position of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. His entire life was devoted to secure the dignity of individuals through selfless service to mankind. He was a humanitarian who enabled people to realize their goals. He never believed in surrendering to any forces. Even in the face of death, he would not give in. "Man doth not yield himself to angels, not even unto death, utterly, saved, by the weakness of his feeble will." Babuji always led and inspired people through his own example, leaving behind a legacy for future generations.