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Death Anniversary of Bal Gangadar Tilak - Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak Punyatithi

Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak Punyatithi is the birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter and nationalist. Bal Gangadhar Tilak Death Anniversary is annually observed on August 1. In 2024, it is the 104th death anniversary of Tilak.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak (July 23, 1856 - August 1, 1920) was born at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. He was a scholar, mathematician and philosopher. He helped in laying the foundation for India’s independence. He founded the Indian Home Rule League in 1914.

The large scale public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival was started by Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 1893 in Pune. The main intention of Tilak was to galvanize support for India’s independence movement. The modern day celebrations are a continuation of Tilak’s version of Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

Various programs are organized in memory of the great soul in various parts of the country.