Born on 29th February, 1872 in a middle class kshattriya family in village Kuddupur, district Jaunpur. Th.Tilak Dhari Singh completed his school education partly in Jaunpur and partly in Semari of Raebareily district of U.P. He did his graduation in 1894 from Canning College of Lucknow University. After graduation he enrolled for law degree in 1895 but owing to the sudden death of his beloved father he discontinued his studies. He was an energetic and promising young man. He came into contact with the leading lawyers of the city of jaunpur and helped the poor and neglected sections of the society in their legal problems. He was always worried to see the condition of the poor and felt that it could be improved only if they are properly educated. He decided to establish an institution of learning meant for the people irrespective of caste and creed With this aim in mind he started an English Middle School in rented premises in the year 1914. The sapling planted then has now grown up as a big Banyan tree.