Bal Gangadhar Tilak was was an Indian nationalist, teacher, lawyer, journalist and social reformer who was first popular leader of the Indian Independence movement. He was one of the prime architects of modern India and strongest advocates of Swaraj (Self Rule). He was universally recognized as the "Father of Indian Movement". Tilak was a brilliant politician as well as a profound scholar who believed that independence is the foremost necessity for the well being of a nation.
Since childhood Tilak had an intolerant attitude towards injustice and he was truthful and straightforward in nature. He was among India’s first generation of youth to receive a modern college education.
His famous slogan, "Swaraj (Self Rule) is my birthright", inspired millions of Indians. He declared, Swaraj (self rule) is my birth right and one must take it” His slogan was on the mouth of every Indian and before Gandhiji he was the first man which approach towards Indians was so deep, that is why he was called “Lokmanya” it means that he was a man who was honoured by the people of India.