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PM remembers Tilak on his 100th death anniversary

<p class="p1">Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tribute to Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, one of the firebrand freedom fighters and the strongest proponent of 'purna swaraj', on his 100th death anniversary.</p>
<p class="p1">"India bows to Lokmanya Tilak on his 100th Punya Tithi. His intellect, courage, sense of justice, and the idea of Swaraj continue to inspire," the Prime Minister said in a tweet.</p>
<p class="p1">Tilak, born as Keshav Gangadhar Bal Gangadhar Tilak, tirelessly contributed to help the country break free from the British rule. He gave the slogan of 'Swaraj is my birth right'.</p>
<p class="p1">Part of the Lal-Bal-Pal (Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal) troika, Tilak was called the 'father of the Indian unrest' by British colonial rulers.</p>
<p class="p1">He was a scholar, a writer, a mathematician, and a philosopher. He was given the title, 'Lokmanya', meaning 'beloved leader', by his followers. He died on August 1, 1920, in Mumbai.</p>.