Gokhale, Gopal Krishna

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Gokhale, Gopal Krishna Gender: M
born on 9 May 1866 at 18:30 (= 6:30 PM )
Place Guhagar, India, 17n28, 73e12
Timezone LMT m73e12 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 18°40' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 09°20 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 21°11'

Gopal Krishna Gokhale


Indian revolutionary, one of the founding social and political leaders during the Indian Independence Movement against the British Empire in India. Gokhale was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and founder of the Servants of India Society. Through the Society as well as the Congress and other legislative bodies he served in, Gokhale promoted not only primarily independence from the British Empire but also social reform. To achieve his goals, Gokhale followed two overarching principles: non-violence and reform within existing government institutions. He died on 19 February 1915.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Gokhale, a Political Biography: A Study of His Services and Political Ideas" by D. B. Mathur (Manaktalas, 1966), p.3: "born on the evening of Wednesday 9 May 1866 in Kotluk, a quiet little village in Chiplun taluka of Ratnagiri district, on the western coast." See also "Gopal Krishna Gokhale" by Verinder Grover (Deep & Deep, 1990), p. 12: "As the sun prepared to go down the horizon of the western coast on Wednesday, May 9, 1866, a lustrous riot of myriad hues was splashed on the roof tops of Kotluk. ... The little village awaited tidings from the house of the grand old man, Bhaskar Oka, whose daughter, Valubai (alias Satyabhama) expected a visit from the stork. The soft breeze, at long last, echoed the blowing of conches and sounding the auspicious gong : Gopal Rao had arrived."


  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political