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PM Modi pays tributes to Chandra Shekhar Azad and Bal Gangadhar Tilak on birth anniversary

PM Modi pays tributes to Chandra Shekhar Azad and Bal Gangadhar Tilak on birth anniversary
Written by Karu Cheema

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to freedom fighters Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad on their birth anniversaries , on Sunday. He remembered Chandrashekar Azad and Bal Gangadhar Tilak for their rich contributions in India’s Freedom struggle.

Its a co-incidence that Tilak and Chandrashekar Azad were born on same date, July 23. Tilak was born in Ratnagiri in Maharashtra on July 23, 1856 while Azad was born on July 23, 1906 in Bhavra village, in the present-day Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was an intellectual, lawyer, teacher and a freedom fighter. He joined Indian Congress but opposed its moderate attitude and was among the first few politically who vouched for complete independence ‘Purna Swaraj’. His quote “Swarajya is my birthright and I shall have it” became quite famous during the freedom struggle era.

Chandra Shekar Azad was a freedom revolutionary , who jumped in freedom struggle, when he was 15. He was part of Hindustan Republican Association , which believed in fight for complete independence and was considered an extreme by the Britons. He was famous for deceiving enemies by hiding his true identity and became much more aggressive after MK Gandhi suspended non-cooperation movement in 1922.

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