A Tribute to our Freedom Fighters #3.

Posted: 02/06/2011 in Tributes

Bal Gangadhar Tilak,   (July, 23, 1856   /   Aug, 1, 1920)

Born to a Brahmin family in Ratnagiri, Maharastra, Bal Gangadhar Tilak is considered to be the ‘Father of Indian Unrest’.  . He was a scholar of Indian history, Sanskrit, mathematics, astronomy and Hinduism.  With an aim to impart teachings about Indian culture and national ideals to India’s youth, Tilak along with Agarkar and Vishnu Shastry founded the ‘Deccan Education Society’.  He also started ‘Kesari’ and ‘Marati’ and also celebrations like ‘Shivaji Jayanthi’ and ‘Ganapathi Utsav’  to highlight the plight of Indians and the bring the people to the mainstream against the British Rule.

He launched Swadeshi Movenment and said that ‘Swaraj is my birth right and I shall have it’.  He was constantly fighting against injustice till his death.  He was one of the prime architects of modern India and is still living in the hearts of millions of India

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