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Today is the 192nd Janmatithi of Ganesh Vasudev Joshi (popularly known was 'Sarvajanik Kaka').

Joshi was a lawyer, social reformer, and political activist. He was a founding member of Poona Sarvajanik Sabha (precursor to Indian National Congress), along with M.G. Ranade in 1870.
"He was a social activist in #Pune when Maharashtrian revival began, and he was the elderly guiding philosopher when Tilak and Agarkar's generation gave impetus to Indian independence struggle."…
"Joshi also represented Vasudev Balwant Phadke as his lawyer in Phadke's trial.[3]

Joshi had a daughter who was married to Gopal Krishna Gokhale.[citation needed]"
At the Delhi Durbar of 1877, wearing "homespun spotless white khadi" Joshi rose to ask of the viceroy of India (then the 1st Earl of Lytton), that Her Majesty the Queen might:

Grant to India the same political and social status as is enjoyed by her British subjects.
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