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PM Modi Remembers Bal Gangadhar Tilak On His 100th Death Anniversary

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, one of many firebrand freedom fighters and the strongest proponent of ‘purna swaraj’, on his 100th demise anniversary.

“India bows to Lokmanya Tilak on his 100th Punya Tithi. His intellect, courage, sense of justice, and the idea of Swaraj continue to inspire,” the Prime Minister mentioned in a tweet.

Tilak, born as Keshav Gangadhar Bal Gangadhar Tilak, tirelessly contributed to assist the nation break away from the British rule. He gave the slogan of ‘Swaraj is my birthright’.

A part of the Lal-Bal-Pal (Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal) troika, Tilak was known as the ‘father of the Indian unrest’ by British colonial rulers.

He was a scholar, a author, mathematician and a thinker. He was given the title, ‘Lokmanya’, that means ‘beloved leader’, by his followers. He died on August 1, 1920, in Mumbai.

(IANS)

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