Vyankatrao Dubey was continuously in touch with freedom struggle since 1930 to 1947. He was born on 30 June 1912. He got admitted in Vyayam shala in 1923 at Amravati. Due to hobby of playing and in born skills he got success in manly physical activities. He was a well-known player and he performed magnificently in demonstration tours of Vyayam shala at various places. He was famous as an excellent bugler. He got imprisoned for first time when he gave bugle call while working as a volunteer in satyagraha camp at Akola during 1930 movement. From that moment he started his fight for freedom.
He got arrested as he attended the Gadhawal day rally and then left at Pohara jungle. He worked as a volunteer in Jungle Satyagraha at Wadali under the leadership of Dr. Bhojraj in 1930.