S.M. Joshi was a brilliant student during his academic years and displayed an outstanding oratory skill while participating at various contests. All his regular article contributions reflected his literary excellence to the fullest. Being inclined towards politics from the very beginning, S.M. Joshi participated at various Gujarat festivals along with the Tilak processions. He also entered the Indian independence movement in 1924 while studying at the college. While being jailed for one year in 1930, Joshi was again imprisoned for whopping two years duration for a speech he made on “Roy’s Day”. It was this notable speech that made Joshi gain a lot of traction among the people of India. The formation of the Congress Socialist Party was the most applauded contribution made by Joshi to the social movement in India.
Shreedhar Madhav Joshi, also known as S.M. Joshi died on 1 April 1989. Considered as a distinguished personality among the individuals who participated in the Social movement India; S.M. Joshi was a well-known social worker. Additionally, he also served as the Chairman of the Praja Socialist Party (PSP) and the Samyukta Socialitst Party (PSP) and the founder member of the Janata Party.