Aurobindo Ghose

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    Context 

    • 150th birth anniversary of Aurobindo Ghose will be observed on 15th August. 

    About Aurobindo Ghose

    • Popularly known as yogi Rishi Aurobindo.
      • a revolutionary, nationalist, poet, educationist and philosopher. 
    • Birth:  August 15, 1872.
      • At the age of seven he was taken to England for education.
    • Contributions:
      • He became a state service officer on his return to India in 1893
        • He worked as a professor at Baroda College. 
      • Revolutionary: 
        • He also joined a revolutionary society and took a leading role in secret preparations for an uprising against the British Government in India.
        • He was the first political leader in India to openly put forward, in his newspaper Bande Mataram, the idea of complete independence for the country.
        • He was the first proponent of ‘Purna Swaraj’ more than 20 years before the Indian National Congress’ declaration in 1930. 
      • Literary works: 
        • He was also a journalist and his first philosophical magazine called Arya was published in 1914. 
          • Among his many writings are The Life Divine, The Synthesis of Yoga and Savitri. 
    • Death:  Aurobindo Ghose died on December 5, 1950.

    Source: PIB