The Prime Minister recently paid tribute to Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya on his jayanti at a function at Parliament.
About Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya:
Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya was born on December 25, 1861, in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He is known for his contribution to India's education system and his role in the Indian Independence movement.
Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya was given the title of 'Mahamana' or great soul by Mahatma Gandhi, who considered him as an elder brother.
In 2014, Pandit Malviya was posthumously conferred with Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award.
In 2016, the Indian Railways started the Varanasi-New Delhi Mahamana Express in the leader’s honour.
Banaras Hindu University: He played a key role in the Indian independence struggle against British rule and founded the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in 1916. At the BHU, he served as Vice-Chancellor from 1919 to 1938.