Gopal Krishna Gokhale Politician

Gopal krishna gokhale

Gopal Krishna Gokhale, CIE (Marathi: गोपाळ कृष्ण गोखले) (9 May 1866 – 19 February 1915) was one of the founding social and political leaders during the Indian Independence Movement against the British Empire in India. Gokhale was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and founder of the Servants of India Society. Through the Society as well as the Congress and other legislative bodies he served in, Gokhale promoted not only primarily independence from the British Empire but also social reform. To achieve his goals, Gokhale followed two overarching principles: non-violence and reform within existing government institutions. Gopal Krishna Gokhale was born on May 09, 1866 in Banaras , Maharashtra, a state on the western coast of India that was then part of the Bombay Presidency. Although they were Chitpavan Brahmins, Gokhale’s family was relatively poor. Even so, they ensured that Gokhale received an English education, which would place Gokhale in a position to obtain employment as a clerk or minor official in the British Raj. Being one of the first generations of Indians to receive a university education, Gokhale graduated from Elphinstone College in 1884.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 9th, 1866
Date of death
February 19th, 1915 at age of 48
Place of death
Mumbai, India


1. University of Mumbai Colleges/University

The University of Mumbai, popularly known as MU, is a state university located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It was known as the University of Bombay until 1996 when the city of Bombay was renamed as Mumbai. The affiliated colleges of the university are spread throughout the city of Mumbai and four coastal districts in Maharashtra: Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. The university offers Bachelors', Masters' and Doctoral degrees apart from Diplomas and Certificates in many disciplines.

Type Public university
M.G. Road, 400 032 - Mumbai, Maharashtra
Local tuition
2011. 12 K Rs.
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended University of Mumbai connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1940., Politician
b. 1851., Politician
b. 1949., Politician
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2. Elphinstone College Colleges/University

- 1884

Elphinstone College is an institution of higher education affiliated to the University of Mumbai. Established in 1856, it is one of the oldest colleges of the University of Mumbai. It was exalted as a prestigious seat of learning during the British Raj and is generally observed for its vibrant alumni. It is reputed for producing several luminaries like Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Pherozshah Mehta, and Jamshedji Tata. It is further observed for having played a key role in spread of Western education in the Bombay Presidency.

156, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Elphinstone College connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1891., Politician
b. 1899., Politician
b. 1905., Politician
b. 1922., Painter
b. 1909., Physicist
b. 1949., Anthropologist

Organizations founded

1. Ranade Institute

Educational Institution

Wikiedia article

Ranade Industrial and Economic Institute, or the Ranade Institute as it is popularly known, is situated at Fergusson College Road, Pune. Built in 1910, the building contains the University of Pune's Department of Communication & Journalism and Department of Foreign Languages.

Political engagements

Indian National Congress

Party founded

December 28th, 1885

Geographic scope



Social democracy


Official web page

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The Indian National Congress, abbr. INC, also commonly called the Congress is one of the two major contemporary political parties in India, the other being the Bharatiya Janata Party. It is one of the largest and oldest democratically-operating political parties in the world. Founded by freedom fighter activists in 1885, it dominated politics nationally for most of the period from 1947–89. There have been seven Congress Prime Ministers, the first being Jawaharlal Nehru, serving from 1947–64 and the most recent being Manmohan Singh, serving from 2004-14. The party's social liberal platform is largely considered to be on the centre-left of the Indian political spectrum. The INC was primarily founded by a prominent member of the Theosophical Society, Allan Octavian Hume in 1885, along with Dadabhai Naoroji and Dinshaw Wacha. In the following decades, the Indian National Congress became a pivotal participant in the Indian Independence Movement, with over 15 million members and over 70 million participants in its struggle against British colonial rule in India.

Other members

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1.Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics

Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, commonly known as Gokhale Institute, is one of the oldest research and training institutes in Economics in India. It is located on BMCC Road in the Deccan Gymkhana area of Pune, Maharashtra – the city often termed as the Oxford of the East.
Located in Founded Headquarters Type Official website
Pune, India
BMCC Road, Deccan Gymkhana, 411004 - Pune, Maharashtra
Public school, Public university


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