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Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Biography


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Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, has paid tribute to this illustrious educationist and freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak On his birthday, which was celebrated on 23rd July.

Birth and Early Years

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was born at Ratnagiri. MaharashtraIn July 1856. He was both a lawyer and a freedom fighter, but became known more as Lokmanya(which means “accepted by the people as their leader”) Tilak, a title that reflected the immense respect he garnered among the people.

Educationist, Social Reformer

Tilak’s commitment to education led him to co-found the Deccan Education Society He founded this society in 1884 with Gopal Ganesh agarkar, among others. He played a major role in the establishment of the renowned Fergusson College In Pune, 1885. Tilak is the leader of India’s independence movement

Ideology, Slogans and Ideology

Tilak, a devout Hindu, drew on Hindu scriptures for inspiration to inspire resistance against oppression. He fervently advocated for self-rule or “Swarajya” firmly believing that progress and prosperity…

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