Shyamji Krishna Varma


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    • Recently, the Prime Minister of India paid tributes to Shyamji Krishna Varma on his Jayanti. 
      • The Prime Minister also recalled bringing the ashes of Shyamji Krishna Varma back to India from Switzerland in 2003 and getting his reinstatement certificate from the UK in 2015.

    About Shyamji Krishna Varma

    • He was one of the greatest revolutionaries that the Indian independence movement witnessed. 
    • He was a lawyer, a journalist professionally and he was also an expert in the Sanskrit language. 

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    • Early Life: 
    • He was born on October 4, 1857, in the city of Mandvi, located in the Kutch province of Gujarat. 
    • In 1883 He became a member of the Royal Asiatic Society
    • Inspired by: 
      • Swami Dayananda Saraswati and Herbert Spencer were his chief inspirations on the path to revolution.
    • Contribution: 
      • In 1877 toured India to propagate the philosophy of Vedas and earned the title of “Pandit” from the pundits of Kashi.
      • In 1905 Published the first issue of “The Indian Sociologist” and founded “The Indian Home Rule Society”. 
      • Officially declared open “India House” at 65, Cromwell Avenue, Highgate as living accommodation for Indian students in England.

    Source: PIB