Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar

Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar

Born Feb 19, 1906
Hometown Ramtek
Died Jun 5, 1973
Death Place Nagpur

Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar, popularly known as Pujyaniya Guruji, was the second "Sarsanghchalak" (supreme chief) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh a social and cultural organization of India.

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1906 Birth Golwalkar was born on 19 February 1906 (Magh Bahul Ekadashi, Vishswavasu Samvat) at Ramtek near Nagpur, Maharashtra; the only surviving son of the nine children of his parents: Sadashivrao, a school teacher and Lakshmibai. … Read More


1926 20 Years Old After having graduated in Science from the Hislop college of Nagpur in 1926, he joined the famous Benaras Hindu University of Varanasi for his Master's Degree in Science, during which period the benign and inspiring influence of Pt. … Read More
1928 22 Years Old After completing his post graduation in 1928, he went to Madras to pursue Ph.D. in Marine Life but was unable to complete it as he was cash-strapped. … Read More
1935 29 Years Old After his teaching tenure ended, he returned to Nagpur and by 1935, he also obtained a LL.B. Degree. … Read More


1937 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On 13 January 1937, he was initiated into the order and eventually, received his 'diksha' but his Guru refused to permit him to become a Sanyasi and directed him to serve the society instead of seeking personal salvation.
1939 33 Years Old In 1939, he was appointed the Sarkaryavah (General Secretary) of the Sangh. … Read More


1948 42 Years Old Following the assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on 30 January 1948, the RSS and other Hindu nationalist organisations were banned and Golwalkar was arrested. … Read More


1962 56 Years Old …  During the 1962 Sino-Indian War, He called upon the Swayamsevaks to stand by the Government in protecting the nation. … Read More
1963 57 Years Old He was also the driving force behind the construction of the Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari in 1963. … Read More


1973 67 Years Old Guruji Golwalkar died of Cancer on June 5, 1973 in Nagpur, Maharashtra. … Read More
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