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ABOUT BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVAN Home OUR FOUNDER GOVERNING BODY BHAVAN'S KENDRAS AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS YEARS OF GROWTH

KULAPATI K. M. MUNSHI
DATES & EVENTS OF MUNSHI'S LIFE


YearDetails
1887
  • Born at Broach, Gujarat State,on December 30.
1897
  • Invested with a sacred thread, being a Brahmin.
1900
  • Married to Atilakshmi Pathak.
1901
  • Completed high school education.
1902
  • Joined Baroda College.
1904
  • Came under the influence of his Professor Arvind Ghosh, later, Sri.Aurobindo.
  • Founded a free library at Broach.
1905
  • Passed First LL.B. with first class, winning a prize.
1906
  • Passed B. A.; winning Elliot Memorial prize.
1907
  • Settled in Bombay.
  • Attended Surat Congress; first exposure to Tilak, Bipin Pal, and Lajpat Rai.
1910
  • Passed final LL.B. examination.
  • Enrolled as pleader on the Appellate side of Bombay High Court.
1911
  • Became secretary of Gurjar Sabha (Gujarati Literary Society). Won Students' Brotherhood Motiwala prize for his article, "Theory and Practice of Social Service.
1912
  • Promoted a monthly, Bhargava.
1913
  • Enrolled as an Advocate on the Original side of Bombay High Court. Joined Bhulabhai Desai as his junior.
1915
  • Started "Young India." and became its Joint Editor.
  • Joined Home-Rule League.
1917
  • Became member of the Subjects Committee of the Indian National Congress.
  • Elected Secretary of the Bombay Presidency Association.
1919
  • Elected Secretary of the Bombay Home-Rule League.
1920
  • Resigned from the Indian National Congress and the Home-Rule League.
1922
  • Founded Gujarati Sahitya Sansad (Gujarati Literary Society.) Started Gujarat, an illustrated monthly, and became its Joint Editor.
  • Literary collaboration with Lilavati Sheth.
1923
  • Visited Europe.
1926
  • Elected Fellow of the Bombay University.
  • Elected to the Senate of the Bombay University.
  • Elected Vice President of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad (Gujarati Literary Conference)
  • Founded Gujarat University Society, and became its Secretary.
  • Appointed member of the Baroda University Commission.
  • Married Lilavati Sheth.

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COMMEMORATIVE STAMP

Indian Post issued a commemorative stamp on Dr. K.M Munshi on December 30, 1988. The stamp depicts K.M. Munshi and a tree, symbolising his interest in the Van Mahotsav. the First Day Cover (FDC, which are issued with every commemorative stamp) shows him against the background of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

Munshi Stamp

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CHRONOLOGY

Dates and Events of Munshi's Life

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PHOTO GALLERY

Glimpses of the Multifaceted Personality Kulapati K.M.Munshi

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DR. K. M. MUNSHI - A SHINING STAR

by R. Venkataraman

 

In the Galaxy of eminent men of India, Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi is a shining star that still beckons humanity to the path of duty and dharma.

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MUNSHIJI - THE MAN AND HIS MISSION

by S. Ramakrishnan

 

The Bhavan and Kulapati Munshi are synonymous. The Bhavan, his lengthened shadow, is the vibrant symbol of the continuing modern Indian renaissance which Raja Ram Mohan Roy pioneered in Bengal in the 19th century.

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