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Biography: S.K. Bhave

A slim, slight figure, every gesture and every thought of his controlled by his eager and self-possessed mind the bearing of Mr. S.K. Bhave is undemonstrative.

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Freedom Fighter S. K. Bhave
Freedom Fighter S. K. Bhave

In the phalanx of the political workers of Maharashtra there is no more active presence than that of Mr.Bhave. He is the symbol of implacable will.

Mr. S.K. Bhave was born in poor circumstances in 1899. He was educated at the Nutan Marathi Vidylaya High School and the Poona College. The writings of Tilak in the Kesari profoundly influenced his thought. in 1922 he graduated form the Tilak National College. After graduation he was taken on the staff of the Tilak National High School. In 1926 he was appointed the Registrar of the Tilak University.

In 1930 he organized the Civil Disobedience Movement in the Rathnagiri District. While participating in the Bhiroda Salt Raid he was arrested and sentenced to six months rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 200. After his release he became the sub-editor of "Samarth", a Marathi Weekly. In 1932 he broke the ban imposed six months rigorous imprisonment. He is not an orator of "the proud, full sail" but the lightest word which pours from his lips is flashed in the morning's news-sheets. Because he is a man of robust commonsense. Now he has consecrated all his energies to collect Rs. 20,000 to build a Congress House at Poona.

For the last two years he is the secretary of the M.P.C.C.. being a member of the A.I.C.C. he attended the Delhi Convention. He is a devoted follower of Gandhiji. His simplicity is unadorned and his life is a model of selfless service.

 

Source: Haripura Congress Souvenir, 1938

 

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