|Dr. Kailas Nath Katju was a well-known politician and one of the most prominent lawyers of India. He joined the freedom struggle in India and spent many years imprisoned with them. After the independence of India, Dr. Katju held very many political positions starting from the Governor of Orissa to the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. He was Governor of West Bengal, before joining the cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru. He became the third home minister of the country after succeeding C. Rajagopalachari. Then he became Defence Minister, just before getting appointed as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.