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Today is the Punya Thithi of Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, one of the tallest leaders of the Indian Independence Movement. An inspiration to a whole generation of revolutionaries from Azad to Savarkar. A writer and thinker too.
Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, who famously declared "Swaraj is my birthright", was born to Gangadhar Ramachandra Tilak a Sanskrit scholar and teacher himself in the coastal town of Ratnagiri. A brilliant student in Maths and Sanskrit.
Tilak was a brilliant but equally mischievous student too. Independent in nature, not awed by authority, this was the reason why he was not exactly the teacher’s favorite. And he never accepted injustice meekly.
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While we celebrated the Jayanti of #ChandrashekharAzad #BalGangadharTilak yesterday, it was also the death anniversary of another revolutionary, albeit not so well known, and forgotten, Subramanya Siva from Tamil Nadu.
Pandya Nadu, or Southern TN, covering Madurai, and surrounding districts, has produced some of the greatest freedom fighters and revolutionaries. Legendary Veera Pandya Kattabomman, VOC Pillai, great poet Bharathiyar, Pasumpon Thevar were all from here.
Not as well known as these legends, but equally worthy of respect, was Subramanya Siva, a firebrand revolutionary, and a close associate of V.O.C. Pillai. In fact along with Pillai and Subramanya Bharati, he was one of the key representatives of the Congress in Tamil Nadu.
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Tilak Maharaj 🙏.
The only word that defines him is Genius.
According to a British Man, Tilak could have won Nobel in two different categories had he not engaged in Politics and freedom movement..
Lokmanya Tilak and Swami Vivekananda-

Swami Vivekananda resided at Tilak's house as a Sanyasin not telling his name for 8 to 10 days around 1892. They discussed Vedanta and Advaita Philosophy...1/n…
Swami ji avoided mixing with society. A deerskin, one or two clothes and a kamandalu were his only possessions. This was before Chicago Parliament of Religion.
After world famous Chicago speech, Tilak Recognized that he was the same Sanyasin...
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One said "Swarajya is my birthright, and i shall have it"
Another died fighting for that Swarajya.
Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Chandrashekhar Azad
Two great sons of Bharat born on this date #Naman
#balgangadhartilak #ChandraShekharAzad
It is not very often, that you have two great souls who are born on the same date. July 23, is one such date.
Tilak - One of the greatest freedom fighters, an inspiration to a whole generation of revolutionaries.
Chandrashekhar Azad- One of the greatest revolutionary ever.
Started the Sarvajanik Ganesh Puja, used it as a platform to fight against British imperialism along with Shivaji Jayanti.
Inspired a whole generation of freedom fighters from Savarkar to Azad to Bhagat Singh.
An icon of the freedom struggle #balgangadhartilak
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Bal Gangadhar Tilak often called as "The Father of Indian unrest" was born this day in the year 1856.
He was an outstanding orator, Journalist, Writer, Editor, Teacher, Sanskrit Pandit, Dharmic Scholar & Political Visionary.
He was one of the famous Garam Dal trio 'Lal-Bal-Pal'.
Today is also the Birth Anniversary of one of the Greatest Martyr of our Independence Movement Chandrashekar Azad(1906).
He was involved in the Kakori Train Robbery, in the attempt to blow up the Viceroy's train, & the shooting of Saunders.
Tilak gave 2000 pounds to Labour Party Fund with a thought that it would help in India's Independence in future.
PM of Britain in 1947 Clement Attlee was from the Labour Party,

(Image- Sanket Kulkarni)
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