Bal Gangadhar Tilak  (Courtesy- Rahul Gandhi Facebook post)
Bal Gangadhar Tilak (Courtesy- Rahul Gandhi Facebook post)

Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to Bal Gangadhar Tilak on 99th death anniversary

ANI | Updated: Aug 01, 2019 17:09 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug 1 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday paid tribute to Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his 99th death anniversary.
"I bow down to Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his death anniversary. He was the first freedom fighter, who devoted his life to full swaraj. The nation will always stay thankful to him and will always remember their contribution," Gandhi wrote on Facebook.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also paid tribute to the veteran freedom fighter. "I salute the founder of Swaraj Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak", he tweeted.
Among others to pay homage to Tilak was Goa Chief Miniter Pramod Sawant.
"Tributes to the great freedom fighter Lokmanya #BalGangadharTilak on his Punyatithi. A true nationalist who will always be remembered for his unparalleled contribution to the freedom movement," he tweeted.
Part of the Lal-Bal-Pal (Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal) triumvirate, Tilak is known as a true nationalist and a revered teacher and was called 'Father of the Indian unrest' by British colonial authorities.
Tilak was given the moniker 'Lokmanya' for being a 'beloved and accepted leader of the people'.
(ANI)

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