C. Y. Chintamani


1880 – 1941


Who was C. Y. Chintamani?

Sir C.Y. Chintamani was an Indian editor, journalist, liberal politician and parliamentarian of the early 20th century. He was born on Telugu new year day at Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was called "Pope of Indian Journalism" by noted Indian statesman Sri V. S. Srinivasa Sastri.

He made history at the age of 18 by becoming the editor of the newspaper Vizag Spectator. He also organized Indian Herald and Standard.

He made a great impact as Chief editor of the Allahabad-based, The Leader between 1909 and 1934. His clash with Motilal Nehru, Chairman of the Board of Directors over issue of his freedom as editor, meant that Motilal left within a year, thereafter between 1927 and 1936, Chintamani was not only the Chief Editor of the newspaper, but also the leader of the opposition in the U. P. Legislative Council.

'The liberals' are those people who broke away from the Indian National Congress for they were not prepared to participate in the Non-Cooperation Movement. This core value guided him and his comrades who formed the Liberal Party.

He did great service as Education Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

He was invited as special guest to attend the First Round Table Conference at London in 1930-1931.

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Apr 10, 1880
Also known as
  • Chirravoori Yajneswara Chintamani
Jul 1, 1941

on July 23, 2013


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