The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Lajput Rai, Lala

Lajput Rai, Lala, Lahore; s. of Lala Radha Kishen, formerly Urdu Teacher in a Government School; b. Jagraon in the district of Ludhiana, Punjab, 1865; is a Vaisya of the Agarvala sect; educ: Government College, Lahore; holder of a University scholarship; passed the First Examination in Law, 18S3; Licentiate in Law, 1885; commenced practice in the Court of Hissar; identified himself completely with the Arya Samaj; took an active part in the foundation of the Dayanand Anglo Vedic College; proceeded to America, 1905; organised a Hindu Orphan Relief Movement; keenly interested in the political welfare of his countrymen; took a leading part in the political discussions of the time; deported for his political views, 1907; released about the beginning of 1908. Publications: Life of Mazaine, Garibaldi (Urdu), Sri Krishna; also ‘the story of my deportation’. Address: Lahore, Punjab, India.