|IntroductionThe founder of Benares Hindu
University. His boyhood was spent in utter poverty. By his
scholarship, pure life and selflessness he won such respect
that he collected more than thirteen million rupees for the University. He was the
tireless exponent of the greatness of India and her culture.
Author: Archika Venkatesha
Madana Mohana Malaviya
It is the good fortune of the world that a great man is
born in a country. Madana Mohana Malaviy was a rare genius. The families and the land of
the birth of such geniuses and even the world feel a sense of fulfillment because of them.
There is a place called 'Malva' near Jhansi in North India.
Malaviya's ancestors lived in Malva. It was the practice then to add to the name of a man
the name of the town in which he was living. When his ancestors migrated to Prayag,
Malaviya changed the suffix from ' Vyasa' to 'Malaviya'. Malaviya's grandfather was
Premdhar Malaviya. He won much fame and was respected by one and all.