He got elected to the Lok Sabha in 1977 on Janata Party ticket and became Commerce Minister. He was made voce chairman of the Planning Commission during the short spell of Chandra Shekhar's Prime Ministership.
He retired from active politics in mid eighties and devoted himself to the cause of farmers. He undertook fast at the age of 82 years to press the demand for wavering of farmers' debts.
As the founder of 'Vanarai' he had conducted campaign for protection of environment opposing deforestation. He had been associated with the socialist youth organization, Rashtra Seva Dal (RSD) and was a trustee of 'Sadhana' weekly.
Socialist Party (India) pays homage on his demise and offer tributes to his memory. We also express our heart-felt condolences to the family.