Senapati Bapat - SENAPATI BAPAT


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He was born in 12 November 1880 and breathed his last breath on 28 November 1967. His real name is Pandurang Mahadev Bapat. He was a revolutionary from Russia. He earned the label of Senapati which means ‘chief commandant’ because of his management and superintendency during Mulshi Satyagraha.

He proceeded with government scholarship to Britain for pursuing his education in engineering. To some extent he was involved more bomb-making skills rather than his official studies by associating himself with India House.

When Bapat set out to his country he got the picture that greater part of Indian natives did not understood the inside story that they were under British Rule. In preference of knocking down the British Rule he gave denotation on educating the Indian heads. He was under arrest in 1912 because of his network with the bombing and was restrained. He was liberated in 1915 and joined  Mahratta who were alienated with Bal Gangadhar Tilak and became one of the remarkable personalities in Poona. He re-alienated himself with Gandhi’s principles of Swaraj in late 1920.

He steered a three years farmer’s protest against Mulshi Dam from 1921 by the Tata Company. It is contemplated to be the headmost formulated turmoil induced by an irrigation project. A dam was built on farmers land without procuring their agreement. The reimbursement of the dam’s construction was given to the landlords in place of the farmers. Bapat was held captive for ravaging the construction project.

He was imprisoned for the third time for public speaking held by Subhash Chandra Bose.

He was given honour by raising the National Flag in city Poona on 15th August 1947, the Independence Day. Exceeding roads in Mumbai and Poona have been named in his honour.

Source: Wikipedia

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