Jagjivan Ram popularly known as Babuji was a national leader, a freedom fighter, a crusader of social justice, a champion of depressed classes, an outstanding Parliamentarian, a true democrat, a distinguished Union Minister, an able administrator and an exceptionally gifted orator in India. He had a towering personality and played a long inning spanning over half a century in Indian politics with commitment, dedication and devotion.
Babuji was married to Indrani Devi in June, 1935. A son Suresh Kumar was born to them on July 17, 1938 and a daughter Meira on March 31, 1945. Suresh Kumar passed away on May 21, 1985 leaving his parents completely heart-broken.
Born at a small village, Chandwa in Shahabad District, now Bhojpur in Bihar on 5 April, 1908, Jagjivan Ram passed his Matriculation from Arrah Town School. Despite facing caste based discrimination, Jagjivan Ram successfully completed the Inter Science Examination from the Banaras Hindu University and later graduated from the Calcutta University.