Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s 100th Death Anniversary: Bal Gangadhar Tilak, born as Keshav Gangadhar Tilak, was an Indian nationalist, teacher, and an independence activist. he was also a very popular Freedom Fighter of India. On today India has proud of him.
Among his strongest adherent are ‘purna swaraj’ or ‘total self-rule’. In the ruling time of the British government in India, he had started his political career by joining the Indian National Congress in 1890. At one stage in his political life, he was called “The Father of Indian Unrest” by British author Sir Valentine Chirol.
During the Fight for Freedom, Lokmanya Tilak’s slogan ‘Swaraj is my birth right and I shall have it‘ caught the attention of India’s fighting to free itself from the dependence of British rule.
His title “Lokmanya” was given by his followers that means “Obeyed by People”. And the famous Lal Bal Pal stands for Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Bipin Chandra Pal, who were a triumvirate of assertive nationalists in British-ruled India in the early 20th century, from 1906 to 1918.
Jawaharlal Nehru called him ‘The Father of Indian Revolution’, Mahatma Gandhi marked Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak as ‘The Maker of Modern India’.
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