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Early life: Childhood in the Absence of Basic Facilities

Keshav Prasad Maurya was born on May 7, 1969 at village Sirathu in Kaushambi district. The decade of 1970s was very crucial for Indian politics as it led to the three major political developments, which changed the condition and direction of Indian politics - first: nationalization of 14 private banks; Second: The abolition of 'privy purse'; Third: The emergence of a new country Bangladesh in the world map was prominent

Keshav Prasad Maurya was born in this changing political period. His mother is Mrs. Dhanapati Devi and his father is Late Shri ShyamLal Maurya.

Keshav Prasad Maurya's parents

Shri Shyam Lal Maurya, father of Keshav Prasad Maurya, was an ordinary farmer from the profession, and used to run a tea shop in Sirathu Nagar for his first livelihood. His mother, Dhanapati Devi, is a common housewife. In 1976 Sirathu village got the status of Nagar Panchayat. Before the 1980s, the position of Sirathu village was not good and the population lived in the absence of basic infrastructure. For this reason, the financial condition of Keshav Prasad Maurya's family was not very good as other resources of the additional income of agriculture were very limited in Sirathu village. Sirathu is also a tourist attraction, as it is the oldest town of Kaushambi district, 9 km away from Sirathu, where tourists from the corners of the country visit the Fort of Kadha. Kadha is situated on the banks of river Ganges and pilgrims come here for holy bath. Mata Sheetala Temple is one of Kaushambi's oldest temples.

Sirathu Nagar....

Keshav Prasad Maurya's two brothers, respectively, Sukh Lal, Rajendra Kumar and three sisters respectively are Sumitra Devi, Asha Devi and Kamlesh Kumari. His elder brother, Sukh Lal ji, still lives in Sirathu and still cultivates agriculture.

A joint family of Keshav Prasad Maurya

His early education took place in elementary school of Sirathu Nagar. He did not want to limit himself to class only, but from childhood he had a sense of public service. Even after coming from a very poor and backward family, his thoughts always emphasized the change of society, so Keshav's traditional life style was very different from his friends, which was not limited to only Sirathu village. He used to dream about eradicating discrimination between caste and caste, between centuries of society.

He was very intelligent, honest, sincere and hardworking since his childhood. From his childhood he used to sit in a tea shop with his father. After his school he gave all time to his father and to his tea shop. His father, Mr. Shyam Lal Ji, used to plant tea shop on Sirathu Manjhanpur Road. His nature was very helpful and hardworking towards others from his childhood. During the initial education, he used to sell newspapers for favorable living, so that he could assist in running his father's house. He used to run 9km cycles from Sirathu every morning to sell hard paper and then returned and assisted with his father while sitting in a tea shop.

Keshav Prasad Maurya has been very kind and tolerant since childhood

After receiving the education of Junior High School of Sirathu Nagar, Keshav Prasad Maurya entered secondary school in Osa. During secondary education, he used to attend almost all the college's programs. During this time, he continued to discharge his responsibilities towards the parents continuously. In the meanwhile, he used to go to the market to sell vegetables sometimes. Due to his friendly nature, Keshav always kept in touch with people in the market. In 1985, Keshav married in the poor farmer family of Khuja villege MaujaAfzalpuru, Sirathu VikasKhand. His wife Mrs. Rajkumari Devi is a housewife. Keshav have two sons Yogesh Kumar Maurya and Ashish Kumar Maurya respectively.

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