PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his 100th loss of life anniversary


New Delhi: Today marks the 100th loss of life anniversary of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, one of the revered figures of India’s freedom battle. Tilak’s strongest slogan included ‘Swaraj is my start proper and I shall have it’ which caught the creativeness of the complete nation and impressed them within the struggle towards the colonial rule.

Part of the Lal-Bal-Pal (Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal), Tilak was referred to as ‘father of the Indian unrest” by British colonial rulers. He was also conferred with the title of “Lokmanya”, which means “accepted by the individuals (as their chief)” while Mahatma Gandhi called him “The Maker of Modern India”

On thisa day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his loss of life anniversary and stated that his braveness, mind and thought of ‘Swaraj’ contunued to encourage individuals. 

PM Modi shared a vieo alongwith his submit on microblogging website Twitter, he wrote: “India bows to Lokmanya Tilak on his 100th Punya Tithi. His intellect, courage, sense of justice and idea of Swaraj continue to inspire. Here are some facets of Lokmanya Tilak’s life..”

Born on July 23, 1856 in Chikhali village of Maharashtra he died on August 1, 1920 in Mumbai.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was a scholar, a author, mathematician and a thinker. He obtained his schooling on the Deccan College in Pune and he earned his Bachelor’s diploma in arithmetic and Sanskrit within the 12 months 1876.