Bal Gangadhar Tilak born as Keshav Gangadhar Tilak is known for his role in the Indian freedom struggle. He was a nationalist, teacher and independence activist who dedicated his entire life to free the country from the clutches of the British empire. Tilak was born on July 23, 1856, Chikhali village of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra, India. And as we remember the great mind of his birthday, we have compiled a list of some of his popular sayings.