Late Manishi Pandit Janardan Rai Nagar
He lit the lamp of knowledge by giving birth to Rajasthan Vidyapeeth on August 1937 to spread education among those who were economically handicapped ,tribal and working class and there by enabling them to learn the meaning of freedom. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi he decided to serve the nations by opening a seat of education in Mewar. The venture was started by holding night classes to cater the need of "Shramjeevis" a unique idea to educate to those who worked in the day time.
The adult education work in tribal area, primary to secondary level education in deep seated tribal areas, education for social workers, teachers training, janta college are some of the institutions began serving people from 1950s to 1960.The vision of Shri Nagar finally recognized by Government of India and declared Higher Education and Extension Work of Rajasthan Vidyapeeth and awarded the status of deemed university in 1987. A literacy figure of great repute, author of novels, plays and stories. His magnum opus Jagadguru Shankaracharya in 5000 pages became a famous literary creation. Recipient of Nehru Literacy Award in 1980. He also remained President of Sahitya Academy of the state of Rajasthan for more than a decade. He remained founder vice chancellor and chancellor of Rajasthan Vidyapeeth.