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Madan Mohan Malaviya – Freedom Fighters of India

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A renowned independence activist, Madan Mohan Malaviya was born on the 25th of December, in the year 1861, in Allahabad and till date is most notably recalled and cherished for serving as the president of the Indian National Congress, for four times. He was also the founder of the widely acclaimed and popular Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in India and went on to be a prominent figure in many educational ventures in the country.

Other than politics, his involvement has been phenomenal in many other aspects. He was a passionate writer who penned down a number of journalistic writings. During 1909, he began the publication of the famous English newspaper called “The Leader,” which soon became an influential medium for the general public in matters of awareness, information and knowing the truth.

He was also the chairman of the famous leading English daily “Hindustan Times,” for quite long, between the years 1924 until 1946. He was also one of the very first leaders of the Hindu Mahasabha, who happened to launch the Hindi version of the daily, Hindustan Times—called the “Hindustan Dainik” in 1936.

He was honored with the Bharat Ratna Award posthumously in the year 2014, on the eve of 24th December, which was one day prior to his 153rd birthday. He had breathed his last on the 12th of November, 1946 in Varanasi.

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