January 16 marks the 109th death anniversary of Mahadev Govind Ranade. A journalist, activist, social reformer and politician, popularly known as MG Ranade played a crucial role in shaping the Indian self-determination movement in its initial phases. One of the founding members of the Indian National Congress and remained an active participant of the party till his demise on this day, January 16, in the year 1901. On his 109th death anniversary, here are key facts to know about MG Ranade.