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Today is the Jayanti of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, aka Mahamana, founder of Benares Hindu University, nationalist, freedom fighter, thinker, social reformer. One of the greatest Indians of the modern era, and a towering personality.
It's said that Madan Mohan's father Pandit Vrajnath, a pious but poor Brahmin, prayed to God
Grant me a son, the equal of whom has not been born, nor shall be born.
And he was granted with such a son for sure.
His ancestors, had migrated long back from the Malwa region in Madhya Pradesh. Their real surname was Chaturvedi, but due to their region of origin, they adopted the surname of Malaviya.
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