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On 22 June 1897, the Diamond Jubilee of the coronation of Queen Victoria, Rand and his military escort
Lt. Ayerst were shot while returning from the celebrations at Government House. Both died, Ayerst on the spot and Rand of his wounds on 3 July.
The #ChapekarBrothers & 2 accomplices were charged with the murders in various roles, as well as the shooting of two informants and an attempt to shoot a police officer. All 5 were found guilty and hanged, another, then a schoolboy, was sentenced to 10 yrs rigorous imprisonment.
Damodar's autobiography Explains In Detail The Cause For The Killing.
It was around 1896 and 97 when Plague had reached Pune & caused havoc..
Rand had initially provided some relief—establishing a hospital, quarantine camps, in addition to disinfecting affected areas.
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The suicide note in the 25 year old #VanchinathanIyer said this……

I dedicate my life as a small contribution to my motherland. I am alone responsible for this.
The mlechas of England having captured our country, tread over the Sanathana Dharma of the Hindus and destroy them.
Every Indian is trying to drive out the English and get Swarajyam and restore Sanathana Dharma.

Our Raman, Sivaji, Krishnan, Guru Govindan, Arjuna ruled our land protecting all dharmas, but in this land, they are making arrangements to crown George V, a mlecha, and one who
eats the flesh of cows.

3000 Madrasees have taken a vow to kill George V as soon as he lands in our country. In order to make others know our intention, I who am the least in the company, have done this deed this day. This is what everyone in Hindustan should consider it as
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Belated tributes for an Unhonoured, Never Remembered Freedom Fighter, an Exemplary Scientist, an Extraordinary Inventor SATISH CHANDRA DASGUPTA.
Satish was born on June 14, 1880, in Kurigram (now a part of Bangladesh) in Rangpur district of Bengal. He belonged to a poor family,
yet due to his hard work and dedication, he was awarded a Master’s degree in chemistry from Presidency College, Calcutta.
Science and literature, though a lethal combination, makes this man stand out of the crowd. A simple linen dhoti with a shawl around his neck, Satish Chandra
was man who never chose the normal road but preferred walking through a forest.

The Bengal Chemical Works laboratory was used by chemistry students to carry out practicals. Satish Chandra’s work in the laboratory was closely watched by Acharya P.C. Roy, who got him a job in the
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#TarakanathDasJayanti
A Krantikari International Scholar in Exile.
It so happened that Tolstoy in his essay “A Message to Young India’ quoted Bhagavad Gita and wrote “If the English have enslaved the Hindoos, it is just because Hindoos recognized coercion as the main and
fundamental principle of their social order.” He saw only one answer to this problem, namely Love: “The law of human life is the law of Love cherished by all humanity from the most remote antiquity.”
Taraknath’s elaborate reply was given in four parts, under the title
“Young India’s Reply to Count Tolstoi”.
Taraknath cited statistics from western and Indian sources to prove the point that tyranny under any guise can never be justified. “Non-violence is an absolute Dogma …violence and benevolence are measured by relative value of the actions
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#GaneshDamodarSavarkar
#BabaraoSavarkar
#Jayanti

Please read the 2nd paragraph in the image.

On this day in 1879, the eldest of Savarkar siblings fondly called Babarao Savarkar was born and the others being Veer Savarkar, Narayan Savarkar and Maina Savarkar.
He was the founder of Abhinav Bharath & subsequently 1 of the 5 who founded RSS

You have to know that
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF FREEDOM FIGHTERS WHO WERE PUNISHED OR SENT TO GALLOWS BY BRITISH WERE MEMBERS OF #ABHINAV_BHARAT #ANUSHILAN_SAMITI.

#BabaraoSavarkar was punished with
Kaalapani by British as he wrotes books instigating people against British.

Ganesh Damodar also wrote Christ Parichay claiming Jesus was born in Tamil Nadu, maybe to counter missionaries & rapid Christianization.

When Jackson was assassinated by Anant Kalhare in 1909,
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#MihirSen

“I had undertaken this perilous swim not to gain fame or trophies but to prove once again to the world that Indians are no longer afraid”, said the man who swam into world record books by conquering the English Channel and Palk Straits”.

And then Jyoti Basu happened
Nurtured By Biju Patnaik, Destroyed By Jyoti Basu,
the gut wrenching story of Mihir Sen.

Sen was the first Indian to swim across the English Channel in 1958, and also set a world record by swimming in oceans in five continents in 1966. He had famously said, “I wanted to prove
to the world that Indians are not afraid.” In 1967, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan.

The story of Mihir Sen, is both an inspirational and cautionary tale of how one hero was eventually let down by the very people he sought to champion.

Born prematurely on 16 November 1930
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Bishan Tandon's book on events leading to imposition of Emergency, PMO Diary, said that Indira Gandhi was "terribly afraid" of this person becoming the CJI.

He resigned as Supreme Court Judge as a matter of principle when one of his junior colleagues

#JusticeKSHegde
superseded him for the post of CJI.
He would have made to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, but Neelam Sanjeev Reddy got the coveted post.
He established now world renowned #NITTE.

On the Jayanti of #KSHegde, a sincere tribute for founder of #NITTE , Ex Speaker of LokSabha,
Ex VP of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Ex RS Member from Congress
Kawdoor Sadananda Hegde was born on 11 June 1909 at village Kawdoor of Karkala Taluk, Hegde did his primary at Karkala and moved to Mangalore for Higher education.
He completed his degree and law from Madras.
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#RamPrasadBismil – The Warrior Who Also Wrote Mercy Petition.
Born on 11 June 1897, at Shahjahanpur, Ramprasad had a normal childhood & was a regular at Arya Samaj.
His 1st exposure towards Azadi came with the news of Death Sentence for Swami Paramanand, friend of Lala Hardayal.
Enraged Ram wrote a poem in Hindi titled Mera Janm & showed to Swami Somdev, who was a friend of Paramanand.
The Swami encouraged Ramprasad & meanwhile Congress had a session at Lucknow.
Ramprasad formed a revolutionary organisation called Matrivedi, contacted Genda Lal Dikshit
a school teacher at Auraiya for support. Somdev arranged this, knowing that Ram could be more effective in his mission if he had experienced people to support him. Dikshit had also formed an armed organisation of youths called Shivaji Samiti.
On 28 January 1918, Bismil published
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How Gandhi Ruined A SWADESHI Freedom Fighter?
Was Gandhi’s Great Granddaughter was the only one to commit fraud? Let’s Learn About The Cheater.
This is the story of Gandhi cheating freedom fighter V.O.Chidambaram Pillai famously known by the epithet - Kappalottiya Tamizhan.
VOC launched Swadeshi Steamship company in 1906 to compete and break the monopoly of British India Navigation company as he felt that British make money through trade. But British got him under sedition charges and he lost all the money fighting court cases and the steamship
company was liquidated.
South Indians in South Africa collected money for VOC and handed it over to Gandhi. VOC, then under dire poverty, corresponded with Gandhi for more than 5 years but never got the money from Gandhi.
Between the middle of 1915 and early 1916,
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It took Vajpayee govt to recognise and award Bharataratna for the 1st Congress CM of Assam.

Remembering #GopinathBordoloi, the savior of Assam and arguably entire NorthEast from falling into the hands of East Pakistan, on his janmadivas.

For a pre-Independence Congressman,
it was unimaginable to go against party icons such as Jawaharlal Nehru and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. But Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi, the undisputed leader of Assam, did an act of insubordination to save his own state from the Grouping system of the Cabinet Mission.
Acceptance of
the plan would have meant Assam’s merger with East Pakistan after Partition. Bordoloi forcefully protested, though he got little support except from two Bengal leaders—Congressman Sarat Chandra Bose & Jana Sangh founder S P Mookerjee. It was eventually at Subhash Chandra Bose's
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#TheKashmirFiles

7 characters play a large part for Kashmir’s & Bharat’s sufferings.

Patriot Kak, Dumb Gandhi, Blind Sardar, Wicked Abdullah, Traitor Nehru, Cunning Mountbatten, Confused Hari Singh.

We forget that Jammu was Jambu, that gave its name to Jambudvipa, that became ImageImageImage
the name of our entire land.
What began as Kasyapa-pur and Jambu, and is today a truncated Jammu and Kashmir, is thus at the very core of our civilisational identity.

#PanditRamchandraKak is long long forgotten hero, but it is time to recollect and also question Nehruvian
Kashmir history.

On his Jayanti, let us learn little more about the Prime Minister of J&K during 1945 to 1947 who was also an archaeologist and brought out many books including Ancient Monuments Of Kashmir in 1933.

Ramachandra Kak, being a Kashmiri Pandit knew well how SUFI's
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By the end of this thread, one will wonder, how 1 Maharaja can do so much for his subjects, that too being under British Rule.
#NalvadiKrishnaRajaWodeyar.
#Jayanti

Today, Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India, and it is the result of a foundation laid down by
the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore, Maharaja Sri Krishnaraja Wadiyar-IV or Sri Sir Krishnaraja Wodeyar- IV or Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar.
He was the 24th king of the Mysore Kingdom.
At the time of his death, the Maharaja had a personal fortune of approximately US$400 million
making him one of the world’s richest men. Under his reign, Mysore was renowned as the best-administered state in the world.
No On June 6th, 1900, he married Maharani Pratapa Kumari Ammani of Kathiawar.
He ruled over the state for 39 years which were often described as the
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#AbaniMukherjeeJayanti
In their quest to destroy the land of Sanatana & to appease 1 particular dynasty, Communists of India Forgot their own founder who died fighting for Bharat's Freedom.
This is History of Abaninath Mukherjee, an Anushilan Samithi freedom fighter & 1 of the
7 people who established Communist Party of India.
The Tragedy is HIS DEATH.
He was Executed By Joseph Stalin on 28 October 1937 and his death was acknowledged only after 20 Years.
Along with him there was another victim, Virendranath Chattopadhaya, the younger brother of
Sarojini Naidu.
For a set of freedom fighters, the lure of Marx & Russia proved fatal. They were drawn to Bolshevism by Lenin and met their end at the hands of Joseph Stalin.
Abani was born at Jabalpur on 3 June 1891, learnt weaving & was employed at a cotton mill.
In 1914,
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#SheshadriIyerJayanti
Let’s read about the Dewan who made KGF what it is!

Shivanasamudra is where Asia’s first major hydroelectric power plant began operations.
Once the hydroelectric project commenced operations, he drew a voltage line from Shivanasamudra to KGF, ImageImage
revolutionising mining operations at the gold field.
The gold fields were 147 km away from the waterfalls, making the transmission line the longest in the world at the time. THIS WAS IN 1902.

This is just one of the many achievements of the man regarded by most at the
‘Maker of Modern Bangalore.’
This thread is all about K Seshadri Iyer’s vision, efforts & the achievements of this brilliant man.
Sir Kumarapuram Seshadri Iyer served as the Second and was also the Mysore’s longest serving Dewan.

Born to Ananthakrishna Iyer & Venkatalakshamma
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On December 23rd, they had Bombed Viceroy Lord Irwin's Coach near Delhi and on December 24, 1929 at Lahore, Congress Met under Gandhi, to denounce Violence Caused By Azad’s Hindustan Socialist Republican Army.

Gandhi starts his speech and THANKS GOD as Lord Irwin survived the
blast without a scratch.
Gandhi called the Revolutionaries as Cowards and he wanted this to be on record.
But, Gandhi got only 81 Yes among 1739 Participants and he sensed that he was loosing his grip, and he realized that HSRA had given pamphlets for all the participants why
they tried to bomb Lord Irvin and why they were right.

This pamphlet was written by HSRA Secretary, 25 year old, #BhagavatiCharanVohra, and his words had given a humiliating defeat to Gandhi.
Unable to come to terms with the defeat Gandhi wrote in “Young India” an article
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Communists created a brand Bhagath Singh, but never honoured #SukhdevThapar and #ShivramRajguru as they didn’t fit in their propaganda.
Belated tributes for a legendary, albeit hardly remembered freedom fighter Sukhdev on his Jayanti.
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Sukhdev, though less popular and
less written about than his best friend Bhagat Singh, was a fearless man of exceptional integrity, who cared about the smallest needs of his party HRSA and its members.
Shiva Verma, who was awarded life imprisonment in the Lahore Conspiracy Case, writes on Sukhdev's character
in his memoirs, "Sansmrityiaan", preserved with the National Archives, Delhi: "In reality, Bhagat was the political mentor of the Punjab party; Sukhdev was the organiser who built its edifice brick by brick.
Sukhdev Thapar was born in Ludhiana, on 15 May 1908 to Ramlal Thapar
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Soldiers who served under him remember him motivating them frequently, saying, “I will never ask you to do anything that I am myself incapable of doing.”

Every Part of this thread is history which many are not aware.

Please make some time & do read about the Upanishad Expert
#FieldMarshalCariappa.

When Cariappa warned about possible Chinese incursion, Nehru said- "I think Gen. Cariappa is completely off the track mentally & otherwise"
Please note, whether it is General Cariappa or General Thimmaiah, Nehru never gave respect for the men in uniform.
And General Cariappa built INDIAN ARMY under these Circumstances.
How many know Nehru consulted Edwina during Army Chief Selection?
Read this fascinating story in the image.
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“Let us convert Hindus to Hinduism, than everything will be all right”.
Our Punyabhumi has given so many Mahatma’s, but only an undeserved is bestowed with that title, travesty!
The story of #SwamiChinmayananda - An Atheist Journalist Turned Sanyasi & One of the founders of VHP.
Today is the Jayanti of Balakrishna Menon, popularly known as #SwamiChinmayananda.

The founder of #ChinmayaMission which runs more than 300 spiritual, educational, and charitable Non Profit Organisations and also one of the founding members of Vishva Hindu Parishad established
in 1964 with the assistance of RSS.
Swami Chinmayananda, the eldest of 3 kids was born at Ernakulam on 08/05/1916 for VKK Menon & Parukutti Amma.

He finished his schooling & College at Kerala & enrolled at Lucknow University for PG degree in literature, law & journalism.
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#AlluriSitaramaRaju

The British had to raise Special Malabar Force trained in guerilla tactics to catch this elusive rebel.
The clueless foreigners even attempted to incite or incentivise locals to turn against him and his band of rebels, but nothing pierced the loyalty he
incited in them.

That the British Government had to spend over Rs 40 lakhs in those days to capture the Freedom Fighter Alluri Sitaramaraju speaks volumes about the fear he installed in them.
Such was the might of Sitarama Raju, hell-bent on eliminating the British threat.
He was referred to as "Manyam Veerudu" ("Hero of the Jungle") by the Tribals of Yesteryear AP.
Details of Alluri Sitarama Raju's early life vary, with disputes in Place & DOB, but it is confirmed that he was born for Telugu speaking Kshatriya family of Venkata Raju at Andhra in
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However great a person maybe, if he is Hindu and especially associated with RSS, that person will be erased from Public Memory.

A thread on Padmashri Dr Vishnu Sridhar Wakankar, noted Indian archeologist, full time Swayamsevak, and founder of Sanskar Bharati.
Without Him,
We Would’ve Lost “The GLORIOUS BHIMBETKA” rock
shelters which have man-made rock paintings dating back to more than 10,000 years Forever.

It was the summer of 1956, while travelling in train from Bhopal to Itarsi, Vishnu Shridhar Wakankar overheard a conversation of hillocks
nearby with huge boulders and paintings. Curious to find out more about its history, Wakankar, then studying the painted rock shelters which were likely to be submerged under the proposed Gandhisagar Dam got down at next station in search of the grottoes with paintings.
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He witnessed partition of his Janma Bhoomi (Baltistan), Karma Bhoomi (Kashmir) & also the party he founded (Jan Sangh).

He with 200 other RSS Volunteers Guarded Srianagar Airport When Pakistan Attacked In 1948.

He launched RSS in J&K and was instrumental in launching ABVP.
Today is the Punyasmaran of Balraj Madhok (25 Feb -1920 to 02 May 2016).

“A Hindu State has never been a theocratic State. Secularism is inherent in the Vedic concept: ‘God is one, wise men call him by many names’. It implies that He can be reached by many paths and there can
be no monopoly of truth. That is why when Islamic theocracy was running riot in large parts of India, Shivaji had set up a truly secular Hindu State,” Prof Madhok wrote in his magnum opus, Rationale of Hindu State (1982).
Balraj Madhok was born in Skardu, Baltistan and spent
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He shot himself in the head to avoid capturing by British.

He was just 19 then & his name was
#PrafullaChandraChaki

On his Veergati Divas, let's pay homage to the young freedom fighter of #Jugantar who, by then was a well known Horse Rider, Wrestler & Running Athlete.
Chaki (10/12/1888) was born at present day Bangladesh for a well to do family.
When in school he was expelled for indulging in Anti British activities & for completing education he joined Rangpur National School.

Here he came in contact with Jugantar Members and along with
Kudhiram Bose and it was decided that both will bomb Magistrate Kingsford in his carriage, unfortunately on that fateful evening, Kingsford sent 2 European women in his carriage & both died in the blast.

There was a huge manhunt, Khudiram got caught, Chaki who was on a run
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And Please Note, This Is Humble Story Of One Man & Whose Efforts Are Reaped By Lakhs & Lakhs Of People Even Today.

Remembering on his Jayanti, the person behind world renowned #MANIPAL Group, Dr Tonse Madhava Anant Pai.
Let me tell you how a Registered Medical Practitioner ImageImageImageImage
built a Mighty Bank, World Class Health Care System and Renowned University.

Born in the year 1898, Dr TMA Pai, then a young doctor graduated from Madras Medical College, stayed back to set up Udupi’s first Allopathic clinic. Dr TMA Pai had expressed a desire to go to Hong Kong
when his mother advised him to set up a practice at Udupi. “Jait-amma”– that’s all he said. According to Prof Kamath , it is at this psychological point in time that Manipal was born. The above narrative is from former Chairman of Prasar Bharati, Prof M V Kamath, the Kamath’s &
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In any other country, this Doctor would've received highest civilian awards for his contribution for his services.
Alas, this is India!
Story of Dr A V Baliga, Surgeon, Freedom Fighter who fought against British & Portuguese.
Dr. A. V. Baliga was born on April 26, 1904
at Kallianpur, Udupi.
Finishing his primary education at his village, Baliga joined Christian High School in Udupi.
In 1920, when MKG gave a call to students to leave educational institutions run by the British, Baliga left the school, and he was not readmitted because he
was the leader who called for boycott.
Subsequently, he joined the National School in Udupi, which was affiliated to the Gujarat Vidyapeeth, a nationalist institute.
Dr. Baliga passed his matriculation, but since the British did not recognize that matriculation, he could not
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