Sheel Bhadra Yajee (1906-1996) was a freedom fighter from Bihar who was associated with the non-violent and the violent form of freedom struggle. Bihar ( Hindi:बिहार Urdu: بہار bɪhaːr) is a state in eastern India.
Yajee's participation in the freedom movement began in 1928 when, as a student, he attended the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress. Indian National Congress-I (also known as the Congress Party and abbreviated INC) is a major Political party in India. He joined the Congress Socialist Party four years later and became involved in the Kisan movement. The Congress Socialist Party was founded in 1934 as a Socialist caucus within the Indian National Congress. Later, he came in close touch with Subhas Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi. Subhas Chandra Bose (সুভাষ চন্দ্র বসু (born January 23, 1897; presumed to have died August 18, 1945 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ( Gujarati: મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી moɦən̪d̪äs kəɾəmʧən̪d̪ gän̪d̪ʱi (2 October 1869 – 30 January
In 1939 he joined Bose to found the All India Forward Bloc. The All India Forward Bloc is a leftwing nationalist Political party in India. He was actively associated with the INA movement. Yajee raised his voice against caste prejudices and other social evils. Castes are Hereditary systems of occupation, Endogamy, social culture, Social class, and Political power. He was a firm believer in the active participation of the peasants, workers and the middle classes in the struggle for the transformation of society. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 27-4-1957 to 2-4-1958, 3-4. The Rajya Sabha (meaning the "Council of States" is the Upper house of the Parliament of India. 1958 to 2-4-1964 and 3-4-1966 to 2-4-1972.
Yajee authored several books such as A Glimpse of the Indian Labour Movement, Forward Bloc and Its Stand, Is Socialism a Necessity to India, and True Face of Monopolistic American Democracy. The government of India issued a commemorative stamp on him on January 28, 2001.
Official Website of late Sh. Sheel Bhadra Yajee