PM Modi remembers Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Chandra Shekhar Azad
The two men were among the cluster of freedom fighters who spearheaded the Indian freedom movement.india Updated: Jul 23, 2017 13:35 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to freedom fighters Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad on their birth anniversaries.
“Remembering Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Chandra Shekhar Azad and their rich contribution to India’s freedom struggle, on their birth anniversary,” Modi tweeted.
Remembering Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Chandra Shekhar Azad and their rich contribution to India’s freedom struggle, on their birth anniversary.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 23, 2017
Congress party also tweeted tributes on the birth anniversaries of the two freedom fighters.
We pay tribute to the Indian revolutionary freedom fighter, Chandra Shekhar— INC India (@INCIndia) July 23, 2017
Azad, on his birth anniversary. pic.twitter.com/8VDIiCDSuB
We honour the firebrand Indian nationalist leader "Lokmanya" Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his birth anniversary. pic.twitter.com/PUyIlcfCjn— INC India (@INCIndia) July 23, 2017
Tilak was born in Ratnagiri in Maharashtra on July 23, 1856 while Chandra Shekhar Azad was born on July 23, 1906 in Bhavra village, in the present-day Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh.