New Delhi: On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to freedom fighters fighters Chandra Shekhar Azad and Bal Gangadhar Tilak on the occasion of their birth anniversaries.
Modi took to Twitter, “I salute the courageous Chandra Shekhar Azad, who won the admiration of countless Indians due to his valour, on his birth anniversary.”
Remembering Lokmanya Tilak in another tweet, Modi wrote, “Lokmanya Tilak’s efforts instilled a much-needed sense of pride and self-confidence, which contributed in shaping India’s history. The great Bal Gangadhar Tilak inspired several people to devote themselves to the freedom struggle. I bow to him on his birth anniversary.”
Born on July 23, 1906 in Bhavra village shot himself with the last bullet on February 27, 1931 when he was surrounded by the police officials at Alfred Park in Allahabad.
Tilak was born in Ratnagri Maharashtra on July 23, 1856. He passed away on August 1, 1920.