Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Name Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Profession Politician
Date of Birth 1856-07-23
Place of Birth India
Age 64 yrs
Death Date 1920-08-01
Birth Sign Leo

About Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Remembered for his radical political stances and his leadership in the Indian Independence Movement, this Indian Nationalist politician and revolutionary served in the Indian National Congress in the 1880s.

Early Life Experience of Bal Gangadhar Tilak

After studying at the University of Calcutta’s Church Mission Society College, he worked as a teacher, writer, and public speaker.

Trivia Info

More radical than Mahatma Gandhi, he publicly and persistently criticized Gandhi’s leadership.

Family Life and Relationship

He was born in British India (present-day Bangladesh) to a wealthy and educated Hindu family involved in the Brahmo Samaj religious and cultural movement. His son, Niranjan Pal, became an Indian film executive.

Close Associates

He and fellow Indian nationalist Bipin Chandra Pal made up two thirds of the famous “Lal Bal Pal triumvirate” of radical activists and challengers of British rule in India. (The other member of the group was Punjabi writer Lala Lajpat Rai).