Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian revolutionary.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak (Hindi: बाल गंगाधर तिलक; Marathi: बाळ केशव गंगाधर टिळक; born Keshav Gangadhar Tilak on 23 July 1856 – died 1 August 1920) was a leader of nationalism, teacher, and an Independence activist in British-ruled India. He was also conferred with the title of "Lokmanya", which means "accepted by the people (as their leader)".[1] Mahatma Gandhi called him "The Maker of Modern India".[2]

A militant member of the 'extremist' wing within the Indian National Congress (and a member of the famous 'Lal, Pal and Bal' trio), he was twice imprisoned by the British for his nationalist activities. He helped to found the Home Rule League in 1914.

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  1. Tahmankar 1956.
  2. "Bal Gangadhar Tilak", Encyclopedia Britannica