Full name: Keshav Gangadhar Tilak
Date of Birth: 23 July 1856
Place of Birth: Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
Death : 1 August 1920, Mumbai
Nick name :Lokmanya Tilak
Bal Gangadhar Tilak Basic Introduction
He was one among the prime architects of recent India and doubtless the strongest advocates of Swaraj or Self Rule for India. His famous declaration “Swaraj is my birthright, and that i shall have it” served as an idea for future revolutionaries during India’s struggle for freedom. Tilak was an outstanding politician also as a profound scholar who believed that independence is that the foremost necessity for the well being of a nation.
After the govt Law College, Bombay (now Mumbai). He received his academic degree in 1879. After finishing his education, he started teaching English and arithmetic at a personal school in Poona. Following a disagreement with the varsity authorities he quit and helped found a faculty in 1880 that laid emphasis on nationalism. Though, he was among India's first generation of youths to receive a up to date , college education, Tilak strongly criticised the tutorial system followed by British in India.