Updated: June 16, 2022
Bal Gangadhar Tilak was an Indian nationalist, teacher, lawyer and an independence activist. He was the first leader of the Indian Independence Movement. The British colonial authorities lebelled him 'The father of the Indian unrest.' He was also conferred with the title of 'Lokmanya', which means 'accepted by the people as the leader'. A teacher and journalist by profession, Tilak initiated his political life as a Maratha propagandist but soon developed into a prominent nationalist. Tilak was one of the first and strongest advocates of Swaraj. He is known for his quote in Marathi: 'Swarajya is my birthright and I shall have it'. He was born on July 23rd, 1856 and died on August 1st, 1920.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak was born in a Chitpavan Brahmin family as Keshav Gangadhar Tilak on July 23, 1856 in Ratnagiri. His ancestral village was Chikhali. His father was a school teacher and a Sanskrit scholar who died when Tilak was sixteen. He played an influential role in Tilak's early life .
Much of his early education was attained at home. Though highly intelligent, he was extremely mischievous and as such abhorred by his teachers. he completed his university studies from Deccan College in Pune in 1877, thus becoming one of the few Indians to receive modern college education. He attained a BA degree in mathematics. He left his M.A. course of study midway to join the LL.B course instead, and in 1879 he obtained his LL.B degree from Government Law College.
Immediately after completing his education, he became a mathematics teacher in a private school in Pune.
In 1871 Tilak was married to Tapibai when he was sixteen, a few months before his father's death. After marriage, her name was changed to Satyabhamabai.
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