Published on: December 25, 2021




PM pays tributes to Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya on his Jayanti


Madan Mohan Malaviya

  • Freedom fighter and social reformer
  • Born in Allahabad
  • Took early education under the ‘pathshala’ system
  • Graduated from the Muir Central College (today’s Allahabad University) in 1879
  • Served as the President of the INC on four occasions.
  • Awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously in 2014.
  • Editor of a Hindi magazine, ‘Hindosthan’, ‘Indian Opinion’ in 1889
  • Started a Hindi weekly ‘Abhyudaya’, an English daily ‘Leader’, a Hindi newspaper ‘Maryada’.
  • Instrumental in founding the Benares Hindu University in 1916, became its Vice-Chancellor till 1939.
  • Opposed to separate electorates to Muslims and the Lucknow Pact.
  • Against the INC’s participation in the Khilafat Movement.
  • Participant in the Second Round Table Conference in 1931.
  • Started Ganga Mahasabha to oppose construction of dams in the Ganga.
  • Worked for the temple entry of Dalits at the Kalaram Temple at Nashik, Maharashtra.
  • Founded the organisation Shri Mathura Vrindavan Hasanand Gochar Bhoomi in Vrindavan.