Madanmohan Malviya - Nationalist Perspective

In a succinct but heartfelt message on the occasion of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya's passing, the Mahatma had said that in his passing India had lost one of her 'oldest and one of [her] ablest and unswerving servants' who 'up to the last moment never ceased to think of India and her freedom.' That never ceasing to think of India and her freedom summed up the essentiality of the Mahamana's personality, of his life and action and of his unique achievements in the quest for India's freedom and her regeneration.

To Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee, who was invited to deliver the Convocation Address at the Banaras Hindu University on December 1, 1940, the Mahamana was that 'great son of India whose name [would] forever be enshrined in the hearts of his countrymen as one of the makers of New India.' Mookerjee saw Pt Malaviya's creation, BHU, secure, within a short span, a 'fame and a reputation peculiar to itself' which has 'justly won for it an abiding place in the hearts of millions of our countrymen.'

Courtesy Niti Central

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