Gopal Krishna Gokhale was a well-known social reformer. He was one of the moderates.
He was born in Ratnagiri, Bombay Presidency in 1866. Today it is his death anniversary on February 19. He died on this date in 1950.
Gokhale worked directly with the British government. He also worked closely with British machinery.
Moreover, Gokhale was central in shaping the Indian freedom struggle.
He made a quest for building an egalitarian nation. Gokhale favoured reforms by co-operating with the government.
It is Gopal Krishna Gokhale’s death anniversary today. Here we present some facts you should know about him.
-Gokhale was also a mentor to Mahatma Gandhi.
-Gopal Krishna Gokhale was an advocate of liberalism.
-He propagated the idea of self-rule in India.
-Gandhi also described him as “pure as crystal, gentle as a lamb, brave as a lion and chivalrous to a fault and the most perfect man in the political field”.
-He also founded the Servants of India Society.
-Furthermore, Gokhale believed in self-government through constitutional means.