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  • 15 August, 2022

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Aurobindo Ghose

Aurobindo Ghose

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

About Aurobindo Ghose

  • Often referred to as Yogi Rishi Aurobindo, this revolutionary, patriot, poet, educator, and philosopher was also well-known.
  • Date of birth: August 15, 1872.
  • When he was seven years old, his education was transferred to England.

Contributions:

  • Upon his return to India in 1893, he was appointed a state service officer.
  • He was a professor at Baroda College.
  • He also became a member of a revolutionary society and played a key role in the covert planning of an insurrection against the Indian government of the British.
  • In his journal Bande Mataram, he was the first Indian politician to openly advocate for the nation's total independence.
  • More than 20 years before the Indian National Congress' declaration of "Purna Swaraj" in 1930, he was its first advocate.

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


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