Madan Mohan Malviya conferred with Bharat Ratna posthumously [ Current Affairs ]
Indian freedom fighter and educationist Madan Mohan Malviya was recevied with Bharat Ratna (posthumously), highest civilian award of the country. Madan Mohan Malviya’s family recieved the award from President Pranab Mukherjee at the glittering function held at Durbar hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
- Madan Mohan Malviya was an eminent educationist and politician notable for his role in India’s freedom struggle.
- In 1916, Malviya was founder of Asia’s largest residential university – Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and he was one of the initial leaders of the right-wing Hindu Mahasabha.
- During 1924 to 1946, he was Chairman of Hindustan Times and he is also remembered for his stellar role in the Independence movement and his espousal of Hindu nationalism.
- In 1936, Malviya launched the Hindi edition named Hindustan Dainik and and Malviya was 4 times President of Indian National Congress during 1909, 1918, 1932 and 1933.
- Pandit Malaviya was born on 25 December 1861 in Allahabad. He studied at Calcutta University and became a school teacher. Later he practiced as a lawyer and also as newspaper editor. Malviya was popularly known ‘Mahaman’ and he died in 1946.
- Published on: March 31, 2015