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PM pays tributes to Shyamji Krishna Varma

  • Category
    History
  • Published
    14th Oct, 2021

Context

Context

Recently Prime Minister paid tribute to freedom fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma on his 164th birth anniversary.

About

About Shyamji Krishna Varma

  • Shyamji Krishna Varma was born in 1857 in Gujarat.
  • He was an Indian freedom fighter, lawyer and journalist.
  • He was an admirer of Dayanand Saraswati, because of that he became the first President of Bombay Arya Samaj.
  • Died on: March 30, 1930.

Major organizations founded by Shyamji Krishna Varma

  • Indian Home Rule Society (IHRS): The organisation was founded by Shyamji Krishna Varma, with support from Bhikaji Cama, Dadabhai Naoroji and S.R. Rana in London in 1905.
    • It was an Indian organisation that promoted the cause of self-rule in British India. 
  • India House: Indian House was a student residence that existed between 1905 and 1910 which was opened to promote nationalist views among Indian students in Britain.
    • Shyamji inspired Veer Savarkar who was a member of India House in London
  • Indian Sociologist: The Indian Sociologist in London became an outlet for nationalist ideas.
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