#KamlapatiTripathi (3 September, 1905 – 8 October 1990) the writer, journalist, editor and freedom fighter was a senior Indian National Congress leader from Varanasi. He served as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh as well as the Union Minister for Railways. His father’s name was Pandit Narayan Pati Tripathi. He started his career as a journalist working for the daily Hindi newspaper Aaj and later Sansaar. He was also the editor of the two tabloids. He was married at the age of 19 and had 5 children. During 1921, Kamalapati Tripathi participated in Non-cooperation Movement. He was also an active participant in the Civil Disobedience Movement, for which he was jailed. In 1942 he was on his way to Mumbai to participate in the Quit India Movement when he was arrested and jailed for 3 years.
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He remained Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 4 April 1971 until 12 June 1973. His resignation was a result of the 1973 Provincial Armed Constabulary revolt.
Union Minister for Railways
He was Union Minister for Railways for two times first from 1975 to 1977 and then briefly in 1980. He presented Railway Budget of India four times: 1975-76, 1976–77, 1980-81 (interim) and 1980-81 (final). Following trains were introduced during his tenure Sabarmati Express-Ganga Kaveri Express
Neelambari Express-Varanasi Express (Delhi-Lucknow Exp. extended)-Tamil Nadu Express-Kashi Vishwanath Express-A 8-kilometer long new Railway line between Telapur-Patanchera was opened during his tenure.
As an author,He authored following works Bapu aur Bharat ,Bapu aur manawata,Gandhi and Humanity.Agency.