Published on: December 26, 2022

Madan Mohan Malaviya

Madan Mohan Malaviya

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About Madan Mohan Malaviya

  • He was an Indian scholar, educational reformer and politician notable for his role in the Indian independence movement.
  • President of the Indian National Congress four times
  • He was addressed as Pandit, a title of respect, and also as Mahamana (Great Soul)

Founder/Co- Founder :

  • Founder of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha.
  • Co-founded the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) at Varanasi in 1916
  • Founders of The Bharat Scouts and Guide
  • Vice chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University from 1919 to 1938.

Journalism

  • Founded a highly influential English newspaper, The Leader
  • Chairman of Hindustan Times from 1924 to 1946.
  • His efforts resulted in the launch of its Hindi edition named Hindustan Dainik in 1936.

Awards:

  • Was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian distinction

Politics

  • Malaviya was a delegate at the Second Round Table Conference
  • In protest against the Communal Award to provide separate electorates for minorities, Malaviya and Madhav Shrihari Aney left the Congress and started the Congress Nationalist Party.
  • Malaviya founded Ganga Mahasabha to oppose the damming of the Ganga.

Legacy

  • The slogan “Satyameva Jayate” (Truth alone triumphs) is also a legacy of Malaviya
  • Malaviya started the tradition of Aarti at Har ki Pauri Haridwar to the sacred Ganga river which is performed even today.