Bal Gangadhar Tilak was a was an Indian #politician and the leader of Indian Independence Movement. He devoted his life to the liberation of the Indian nation, opposed the #British colonial rule, and advocated that Indian people shall have the self-rule right. "Swaraj(means self-rule) is my birthright, and I shall have it!" is a famous saying he left. He was also revered the honorary title of "Lokmanya", which literally means "accepted by the people" in India.