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9 Facts About Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was born as Keshav Gangadhar Tilak on 23 July 1856 in Chikhali, Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra State, India. He was ]an Indian nationalist, teacher, and an independence activist.
  2. Tilak was married to Tapibai ( Née Bal) in 1871, when he was sixteen, a few months before his father’s death (Gangadhar Tilak, who was a school teacher and a Sanskrit scholar.).
  3. Tilak completed his graduation in 1876 and in 1879 he acquired a degree in law. He plunged into politics after finishing his education.
  4. In 1885, Tilak along with his friends founded Fergusson College and Deccan Education Society in Pune.
  5. In 1890, Tilak Joined Indian National Congress and changed its attitude towards the fight for self-government.
  6. Kesari (in Marathi) and The Mahratta (in English) were the news papers, in which Tilak worked actively to spread his nationalist views.
  7. That created a conflict between him and the British, which led to his imprisonment in 1897, with the charge of sedition.
  8. In spite all odds, he did not change his views and declared “‘Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it.’”. This bold attitude earned him the title “Lokamanya”
  9. His plan was to formulate a militant mass movement to attain political aim, which got strong recoil from Surat session of the Congress in 1907and finally led to its split.
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