New Delhi, July 23, 2020.
Today is the 164th birth anniversary of Lok Manya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, whose real name was Keshav Gangadhar Tilak. He was a freedom fighter, social thinker, philosopher and teacher, who had played an important role in India’s freedom movement.
Tilak worked closely with many Indian National Congress leaders during the freedom movement. The trio of Lokmanya Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai and Bipin Chandra Pal was famously called as ‘Lal Bal Pal’.
Born on July 23, 1856, in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri, Lokmanya Tilak was a staunch supporter of Swarajya during the freedom movement. Lokmanya Tilak completed his Bachelor of Arts degrees in first-class in Mathematics from Deccan College of Pune in 1877. Lokmanya Tilak obtained his LL.B degree from Government Law College in 1879. In 1884, Lokmanya Tilak founded the Deccan Education Society to teach nationalist ideas to youth.