Early Life and Education
Keshav Gangadhar Tilak was born in 1956 Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. He was one third of the Lal Bal Pal triumvirate. Mahatma Gandhi called him “The Maker of Modern India” and People gives him title of “Lokmanya” (accepted by the people as their leader).
- He did Bachelor of Arts in first class in Mathematics from Deccan College of Pune in 1877. (left MA to join LLB)
- in 1879 he obtained his LLB degree from Government Law College, Mumbai.
- After graduation, Tilak started teaching mathematics at a private school in Pune. (later became a journalist)
He co-founded the New English school in 1880 with a few of his college friends, aim to improve the quality of education for India’s youth. Later, they set up the Deccan Education Society in 1884 to create a new system of education and emphasis on Indian culture, This Society established the Fergusson College in 1885.
Tilak was considered a radical Nationalist at one stage in his political life he was called “the father of Indian unrest” by British author Sir Valentine Chirol.