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Lalita Prasad Akhtar
        Lalita Prasad Akhtar was amongst the founders of Congress in Saharanpur. He was born at Malana village in Ambala in 1900. His family migrated to Saharanpur when he was just one year old. He had great faith in religion. He did not care to pursue studies after finishing eighth standard and decided to go for public welfare activities. He started Phulwari Ashram for the physical development of youth. He was responsible for Veer Pooja fair. He was inspired by the call of Gandhiji and founded Congress Sewa Dal in 1920, for social uplift and removal of untouchability. He possessed and attractive personality and was a very confident and determined man. He was a fear less soul and was truthful and honest.
Babu Surajbhan Vakil
        Babu Suraj Bhan was born in 1870 at Nakur. In 1887 he succeeded in the examination of lower subordinate pleader. He practiced for one year at Saharanpur and then shifted to Deoband where he remained busy with his job till 1914. He was deeply influenced by Mukund Raj Ji and Chunni Lal Ji who were doing great services for Jain Samaaj. In 1892-93, Babuji started "Jain Hitopdesh" a monthly magazine. He was appointed as the first editor of Jain Gazete. In 1914, Babuji renounced his practice and devoted himself for social service. He was always progressive in his views and worked selflessly. He was awakened the national consciousness amongst the Jains of the district.
Maulana Hussain Ahmad Madani
        Maulana Madni was born in Bagarmau(Unnao) in 1877. The name of his father was Maulvi Habibullah, Who was a religious man. He was associated with the Walliullah movement. He sent Madni to Deoband when he was 12. This young boy attracted the attention of Mamud Hasan, The principal. This attention was suitable reciprocated by Madni, Who became an ardent of his teacher. He studied at Deoband for 7 years. His father left for Makka and Madni accompanied him. There he met Imdadullah and after some time the family left for Madina, and Madni opted to be a teacher. The days were passed extreme poverty and Madni decided to get back to India. He served his teacher Mahmood Ul Hassan with devotion from 1915-20. After the death of Mahmood Ul Hassan, Madni took the responsibility on his shoulders. He laid the Muslims in the Non-corporation Movement.
Jyoti Prasad Jain
        Babu Jyoti Prasadf Jain was born in 1882 at Deoband. He was just 7 years old when his father Lala Nathumal died. At the age of five, He went to the school. He was a labourious student. He came in contact with Jain Social Reformer, Babu Surajbhan Vakil who got him a job in the press. He became interested in social service. At a time when the dawn of twentieth century was approaching the condition of Indian society was miserable. On one hand the repressive wheel of the British was in full swing and on the other the social superstitious were playing havoc with innocent Indians. Jain Samaaj was no exception and the evil were interwoven intrinsically. He understood very well the power of pen and paper and statrted editing "Jain Pracharak" in 1908 it was followed by Nari Hitkari in 1910 and Jain Pradeep in 1912. He was a poet by aptitude and made full use of his potential. His hard-hitting attacked on social evils and human weakness was widely acclaimed. He was a master of lucid style that was easy for a lemon to understand. In the freedom struggle his views were always nationalist and he denounced the foreign rule in his articles. A distinguished citizen and highly respected person in Jain Samaaj, He did not get this respect in legacy but earned it by his hard work. He was not a man but an institution as he became source of inspiration for up-coming writers and Journalists.
Bajoria Family
        Among the prominent diginitaries of Saharanpur figures the name of Bajoria. This family originated from a very small village called Bajor in Rajasthan. Even today this family is remembered by the names of highly able and reputed industrialist - Seth Baljoria and Shri Shankar Bajoria.
        A true symbol of sincerity, dedication and confidence Shri Baldev Das Baljoria was the eldest among the four sons of Rai Bahdur Seth Ram Das. He was born on 22nd April 1893 in Calcutta and after some initialeducation he became actively involved in business at very tender age. At that time (1880) Bajoria family used to supply "Bhabhad grass which is available in plenty around Saharanpur, to the Titagarh paper mill.
        Seth Baldev Dasjii laid the foundation of Star paper mill in Saharanpur on 27 April 1937 and it was inaugrated by the then English Governor Sir Hary Haig on 15 Oct 1938. This development provided a special status to Saharanpur in the industrial map of UP. In addition to ensuring adequate developement and extension of this Industry a large area of land which was available in front of the Star Paper Mills was donated for establishing the Institutes for paper Technology. Hence Bajoria family has been a major contribution in the establishment of IPT too.
        Apart from being farsighted and outspoken Shri Baldev das Barjoria was an extra ordinary source of inspiration for the new generation. After attaining tremendous success in his life he died at the age of 50 on 24 May 1943.
        Shri Baldev Dass Ji had three sons (known later as Bajoria brothers) late Shri Nandkishore Bajoria, Late Shri Badri Prasad Bajoria and Shri ShivShankar Bajoria. Bajoria brothers, two, contributed a lot for the welfare of the people of Saharanpur. Shri Baldev Dass Bajoria Inter College, Seth Baldev Dass Bajoria District Hospital, Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Later on named as Shrimati Kamla Devi Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Bajoria Sanatan Dharam sankirtan Bhawan, Gandhi centenary Kamla Devi Bajoria Memorial Ganna Eye Hospital are some of the great contributions of Bajoria brothers. Apart from these Bajoria brothers have also constituted a large number of Dharamshalas and cultural institutions.
Dr. Ramnarain Bagle
        Dr. Ramnarain Bagle has been another great personality of Saharanpur who was known for his shared dedication and selfless service in the field of medical sciences. No other Doctor in this District/Region has been able to achieve the heights, fame and confidence of the people as attained by Dr. Bagle who lived in his residence at Ambala Road of the city. People from all over the country visited him for the cure of their health problems. Apart from medical sciences he had great faith and interest in Indian philosophy and culture. His thinking was highly influenced by the teachings of Jagad Guru Shankaracharya. He preached for maintaining an ideal balance between spiritual, mental and physical health. Dr. Bagle was honoured with the prestigious Padam Shree Award in 1997.
Dr. Bhikan Lal Atreya
        Dr. Bhikan Lal Atrey was another significant figure of district Saharanpur. He did D.Litt. from Kashi Hindu Vishwa Vidyalaya. He traveled to many countries to speak on Indian philosophy and culture and represented India in many conferences. Dr. Atrey attained great honours the most prestigious among them the Padam Bhushan in 1957.
Dr.Budh Prakash
        Dr. Budh Prakash was another famous personality who was equally blessed with both intellect and wealth. He wrote about Indian and World History. He wrote about 250 research papers for various journals. He was special Magistrate from 1952 to 1965.
Dr. S.C. Jain
        Dr. S.C.Jain is yet another great personality who highlighted the name of Saharanpur in the scientific field. He has obtained great fame in the field of solid state physics and has published more than 150 research papers in reputed international scientific journals. He has been associated with various international laboratories in US, Russia, Japan, and Europe. He was honoured with the prestigious Bhatnagar Award in 1966.
Other Personalities
        Among the other famous personalities are Dr. Satyaketu Vidhyalankar, Acharya Kisshoridas Bajpai, Shri Jugalkisore Mukhtar "Yugvir" Babu Jyoti Prasad was a very famous social worker from Deoband Dr. Kanhaiya Lal Mishra "Prabhakar" was born in Deoband. He has been one of the prominent figure of Hindi Literature and Journalism Lala Jambu Prasad established J.V. Jain (P.G.) college. Babu Maharaj Singh established the Maharaj Singh college, Dr. Munna Lal established the MLJNK College for girls. All these three institutions are the premium institutions for higher education in Saharanpur.