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Shyamji Krishna Varma (1857-1930)

Why is it in the news?

  • The Prime Minister paid homage to revolutionary freedom fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma on his Punya Tithi, honoring his contributions to India’s independence struggle.

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  • Shyamji Krishna Varma was a revolutionary freedom fighter born in modern-day
  • He established the Indian Home Rule Society and India House in London, which served as centres for anti-British activities and the propagation of India’s independence.
  • Varma advocated for India’s freedom through his writings in the journal “Indian Sociologist,” spreading awareness and rallying support for the cause.
  • In 1905, he faced consequences for his activism when he was barred from practicing law by the Inner Temple in London due to charges of sedition against the colonial government.
  • His life and actions exemplified values of patriotism and selfless service to the nation, inspiring generations of freedom fighters and nationalists in India’s struggle for independence.

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