ThisDayThatYear: THE FATHER OF ARMED REBELLION
Thursday November 04,2021 by Team Khaki
Today is the 176th birth anniversary of Vasudev Balwant Phadke, the person after whom the intersection at Metro cinema is named. He was born in a village near Panvel on this day in 1845. In 1875, he put together a band of revolutionaries from members of lower-caste and tribal communities and attacked British treasuries to raise funds and build an army. His memorial at the Chowk features murals depicting scenes from his life.