Today in History: Vasudev Balwant Phadke

4 Nov is the Birth anniversary of the pioneering revolutionary (आद्य क्रांतिवीर) of Maharashtra: Vasudev Balwant Phadke. He was born on 4th November 1845.

Vasudev Balwant Phadke lived in Pune at the Narsimha Mandir in Sadashiv Peth from 1865 to 1879 and has a blue plaque dedicated to him!

Narsimha Mandir - Copy

Did you know that there’s a memorial dedicated to this freedom fighter in Pune? You can about it and a lot more about Vasudeo Balwant Phadke in the book The Freedom Trail Pune.

Here’s a *sneak preview* of what’s in the book!

Freedom Trail Pune

The Indian Department of Posts also issued a commemorative stamp in his honour on 21 Feb 1984!

Vasudev Balwant Phadke


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