Madan Mohan Malviya conferred with Bharat Ratna posthumously
Eminent freedom fighter and educationist Madan Mohan Malviya was conferred with Bharat Ratna (posthumously), highest civilian award of the country.
His family members received the award from President Pranab Mukherjee at the glittering function held at Durbar hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
About Madan Mohan Malviya
- Madan Mohan Malviya was an eminent educationist and politician notable for his role in India’s freedom struggle.
- He was founder of Asia’s largest residential university – Banaras Hindu University (BHU) founded in 1916.
- Malviya was President of Indian National Congress (INC) and had served his term in 1909 and 1918.
- He is also remembered for his stellar role in the Independence movement and his espousal of Hindu nationalism. He was one of the initial leaders of the right-wing Hindu Mahasabha.
- He was Chairman of Hindustan Times from 1924 to 1946 and his efforts resulted in the launch of its Hindi edition named Hindustan Dainik in 1936.
- He is also credited for popularizing the slogan of Satyameva Jayate which was later adopted as the national motto.
- He was born on December 25, 1861 and was popularly known ‘Mahaman’. He died in 1946.