Pt. Balbhadra was born to his parents Diwan Lakhmi Chand and Smt. Nempyari in village Kurra Chittarpur in Distt. Agra (U.P.) on May 8, 1916. Shri Lakhmi Chand a zamindar and agriculturist was an expert aurvedic physician and did it without charging any fee from the patients.
In his childhood, Pt. Balbhadra had Jati Smaran Jnan. After primary education in the village school, at the age of 11 he came to Delhi and lived in Mahavir Jain Vidyalaya, Sabzimandi from where he passed matriculation and Shastri examination of Punjab University. It was here that his original name Kamta Prasad was changed to Balbhadra. He did Vyakaran Madhyama from Queens College, Banaras and Jain Nyayatirtha from Calcutta in 1st Division and B.A. from Punjab University.
He started his social career in 1936 as Manager of Bharatvarshiya Dig. Jain Shastrarth Sangh Boarding House, Ambala. He edited Sangh’s weekly ‘Jain Sandesh’ published from Agra, during 1939—56. While Sangh’s office was transferred to Mathura in 1940 he was its Publicity Secretary and participated in various important Jain congregations as speaker, office-bearer or convenor. He worked in Congress from 1937 to 52 and participated in various Jain movements. He has edited daily ‘Sandesh’ published from Agra, and Singhnad’, ‘Vir’ and ‘Jaiswal Jain’ magazines.
Literary Works : Ahimsa Darshan, Jain Dharma Ka Prachin Itihas (Part I) and Bharat Ke Digamber Jain Tirtha (out of its five parts two have been published by Bharatiya Jnan- pith) and a story book Madhur Milan. He has edited Ratnakar Shatak (Parts I &ll), Dharma- mrat (Parts I & II) and Aprajiteshwar (Parts I & II) and contributed stories in several magazines.
Office address : Bharatiya Jnanpith,
B/45-47, Connaught Place, New Delhi–1 Ph. 42994.
Permanent address :9/12, Moti Katra, Agra-3.