Tilak, Bal Gangadhar

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Tilak, Bal Gangadhar Gender: M
Keshav Gangadhar Tilak
born on 23 July 1856 at 06:24 (= 06:24 AM )
Place Ratnagiri, India, 16n59, 73e18
Timezone LMT m73e18 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Raman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°19' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 09°41 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 10°08'

Bal Gangadhar Tilak (ca. 1910)


Indian nationalist, journalist, teacher, social reformer, lawyer and an independence activist. He was the first popular leader of the Indian Independence Movement. The British colonial authorities called him "Father of the Indian unrest."

After graduating, Tilak started teaching mathematics at a private school in Pune. Later due to ideological differences with the colleagues in the new school, he withdrew and became a journalist later. Tilak joined the Indian National Congress in 1890. He opposed its moderate attitude, especially towards the fight for self-government. He was one of the most-eminent radicals at the time.

On 30 April 1908, two Bengali youths, threw a bomb on a carriage at Muzzafarpur, in order to kill the Chief Presidency Magistrate Douglas Kingsford of Calcutta fame, but erroneously killed two women travelling in it. While Chaki committed suicide when caught, Bose was hanged. Tilak, in his paper Kesari, defended the revolutionaries and called for immediate Swaraj or self-rule. The Government swiftly arrested him for sedition. But a special jury convicted him, and the Parsi judge Dinshaw D. Davar[9] gave him the controversial sentence of six years' transportation and a fine of Rs 1,000. The jury by a majority of 7:2 convicted him. Tilak was sent to Mandalay, Burma from 1908 to 1914.

He died on 1 August 1920, at age 64.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Chart with 6:26 AM quoted in forum posting by Neela Galan http://forum.astro.com/cgi/forum.cgi?lang=e&num=1329814647/260#267

From Ashish Seth by email (Aug. 2017) quoting 6:24 AM: "In the book Notable Horoscopes, Shri B.V. Raman quotes the source of his collection of birth details of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, as "the data (given on page 357 of September 1908 issue of The Astrological Magazine) were supplied by Mr. Tilak himself to late Prof. B. Suryanarain Rao when the latter was the Lokamanya's guest in 1907 or 1908 at Poona. The time of birth is mentioned as Gh. 2.5 after sunrise. Birth Details -Born on 23rd July 1856 at 6-24 a.m. (L.M.T.) (Lat. 18° 32' N., Long. 73° 53' E.)"

Sy Scholfield quotes from two biographies: Lokamanya Tilak: His Life, Mind, Politics and Philosophy by Vishvas Gangadhar Bhat (Prakash, 1956), p. 6: "Mr. Tilak was born on the 23rd July 1856, the sixth of the dark half of Ashadha, Shake 1778 at Ratnagiri about two hundred miles to the south of Bombay on the west coast of India, about forty-eight minutes after sunrise;" Lokamanya Tilak: Father of Indian Unrest and Maker of Modern India by D. V. Tahmankar (John Murray, 1956), p. 9: "To the great joy of the family her prayers were answered and a boy was born to her on July 23rd, 1856. ... It was one hour after sunrise, the time when devout Hindus go to worship in the village temple and ring the bells. ... They named the boy Keshav after his greatgrandfather, but he soon came to be known to everybody by his nickname, Bal." Scholfield calculates sunrise at 5:41AM plus 48 minutes makes 6:29AM.


  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (for Indian independence)