Founders of VHP

Shri K M Munshi

A veteran freedom fighter, he served as a senior member of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru’s central cabinet, and as ex-Governor of U.P. He was a prolific writer and founder of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and the architect of the renovation of Somnath temple.

Master Tara Singh

A veteran Sikh leader of the post-independence period and a respected elder in the Sikh community.

Shri C P Ramaswamy Iyer

A great educationist. Diwan of the Travancore Cochin State in Kerala and the Vice Chancellor of the Benaras Hindu University.

Swami Chinmayananda

Founder of Chinmaya Mission and an acclaimed leader of many Hindu conferences and Gyan-yagyas across the country. Parishad was founded in the premises of Sandipani Ashram – Swamiji’s headquarters in Powai, Mumbai.

Poojaneeya Shri Guruji Golwalkar

The second Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the largest Hindu social and cultural organisation in the world today. He inspired millions of youths to work selflessly,for the upliftment of the Hindu society.

Shri Hanuman Prasad Poddar

A great philanthropist who undertook the publication of ‘KALYAN’, the Hindi and English monthly magazine. He has also published millions of copies of Shri Bhagwad Geeta and Shri Ramcharitmanas of Shri Tulsidas along with vast religious literature, sold to the public at very cheap prices.

Dadasaheb Apte

A senior RSS pracharak, a lawyer by education, a learned author in English, he founded the Hindustan Samachar, an Indian news agency. As the first General Secretary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, he undertook a world tour in the seventies to visit a large number of countries with a sizeable Hindu population.

Muni Susheel Kumar

A veteran Jain sadhu, he has established Jain ‘Siddhachalam’ in scenic surroundings of the Potomac Mountains in America. He has been a familiar figure at most of the Hindu conferences in the Western World. A faith leader, he has worked for the unity of the various sects within the Hindu fold.