22 SEPTEMBER VALANGAIMAN SANKARANARAYANA SRINIVASA SASTRI (1869 TO 1946)
V S Srinivasa Sastri was a renowned Indian freedom fighter, politician, orator, administrator, and educator. He was born on 22 September 1869 in present-day Tamil Nadu. Interestingly, Gandhi always called him Anna (elder brother) as he was born ten days ahead of the Mahatma himself. After 17 years of teaching at various schools, Sastri resigned and threw himself headlong into politics. In 1905, he became a part of the Servants of India Society, founded by Gopal Krishna Gokhale. Sastri was an astute reader and writer. He was known for his mastery of English, and before his turn to speak, he was often introduced as ‘the silver-tongued orator’ for his eloquence. By the sheer force of his personality, he rose to great eminence and influence as a Statesman and Ambassador in the affairs of India and the Commonwealth. Sastri passed away on 17 April 1946.
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