- Jagjivan Ram holds a world record of being a parliamentarian uninterrupted for a record 50 years between 1936 and 1986.
- Jagjivan Ram, one of the most revered Dalit leaders, served as defence minister of India during the India-Pakistan war of 1971.He later served as deputy prime minister of the country between 1977 and 1979.
- He was an active participant in the country's independence struggle and also founded the All-India Depressed Classes League, dedicated to attaining equality for untouchables in 1935.
- He was highly proficient in Sanskrit and was invited to join Banaras Hindu University by its founder Madan Mohan Malviya.
- Jagjivan Ram daughter Meira Kumar served as the Lok Sabha Speaker between 2009 and 2014.
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