He was born to Hira Lal, a subject and a tutor and Chanda. He did his intermediate from Benaras Hindu University. He did his BA from Calcutta University in 1929. Lohia then flew to Deutschland whereby he joined Berlin University and learnt German.
Rammanohar was extremely influenced by Gandhi ideas that instigated the sensation of Swaraj (freedom) into him. 'Salt Satyagraha' was his subject within the Ph.D. thesis paper. tho' he had a decent affinity with statesman however dissented with him on several political problems.
His initial contribution as a leader was organizing a 'hartal' on Bal Gangadhar Tilak's death. In 1928, he joined protests against the Simon Commission.
Achievements and notable incidents:
In Europe he organized 'Association of European Indians' .
Joined Indian National Congress and established Congress political party,1934.
He was elective the Secretary of All Bharat Congress Committee (1936).
He was inactive on seventh June, 1940 and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for writing an editorial 'Satyagraha Now' in Gandhiji's newspaper Harijan.
He printed and circulated posters and pamphlets on 'Do or Die' throughout the 'Quit Bharat Movement', 1942. He alongwith Aruna Asaf Ali emended a Congress Party monthly newspaper known as 'Inquilab'.