Gopal Krishana Gokkale

Gopal Krishana Gokkale

Gopal Krishana Gokkale (May 9 ,1866- February 19,1915). Achievements: Political guru of  Mahatma Gandhi ; one of the pioneers of the Indian national movement;founder of the Servants of India Society. Gopal Krishana Gokkale entered public life in 1886 at the age of 20.He delivered a public address on "India under the British role", which was highly appreciated .Gopal Krishana Gokkale regularly contributed articles of Bal Gangadhar Tilak's Weekly"Mahratta".Through his articles he tried to awaken the latent patriotism of Indian People.In 1905,Gopal Krishana Gokkale started a new society called "Servants of Indian Society".This society trained workers for the service of the country.In the same year,Gopal Krishana Gokkale went to England to voice his concerns relating to the unfair treatment of the Indian people by the British government.In a span of 49 days, he spoke in front of 47 different audiences,captivating every one of them. Gopal Krishana Gokkale pleaded for gradual reforms to ultimately attain Swaraj.or Self-government of India.