Politician who founded the Nationalist Bharatiya Jana Sangh party in 1951, after his falling out with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
He graduated with a degree in English from the University of Calcutta, and first joined the Bengal Legislative Council in 1929.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi named Delhi's highest building, Doctor Syama Prasad Mukherjee Civic Centre, in his honor.
He had 5 children with his wife, who died from pneumonia.
He was Minister for Industry and Supply in the cabinet of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.