ಮದನ ಮೋಹನ ಮಾಳವೀಯ
ಮದನ ಮೋಹನ ಮಾಳವೀಯ(೧೮೬೧-೧೯೪೬) ಭಾರತ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ ಚಳುವಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ನಾಯಕರಾಗಿದ್ದರು. ಇವರು ಬನಾರಸ್ ಹಿಂದೂ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯವನ್ನು ಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸಿದರು. ಇವರನ್ನು ಭಾರತದ ಜನತೆ ಮಹಾತ್ಮ ಎಂದು ಕರೆದರು.
ಅಲಹಾಬಾದ್ ನ ಪ್ರಯಾಗ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಡಿಸೆಂಬರ್ ೨೫ ೧೮೬೧ರಂದು ಜನಿಸಿದರು.
He was founder editor of two nationalist weeklies called Hindustan (in Hindi) and The Indian Union (in English). Malaviya was the president of the Indian National Congress in 1909 and in 1918. Like many of the contemporary leaders of Indian National Congress he was a Moderate.
In 1928 he joined Lala Lajpat Rai, Jawaharlal Nehru and many others in protesting against the Simon Commission, which had been set up by the British to consider India’s future. He represented India at the First Round Table Conference in 1931.
He worked for the eradication of caste barrier in temples and other social barriers. He is believed to have undergone a Kayakalpa. Also, he organized a mass of 200 Dalit peoples, including the Hindu Dalit (Harijan) leader P. N. Rajbhoj to demand entry at the Kalaram Temple on a Rath Yatra day. All those who participated in this event took a dip in the Godavari River and chanted Hindu mantras. Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya made massive efforts for the entry into any Hindu temple.
Malviya Nagar in Allahabad, Lucknow, Delhi, Bhopal and Jaipur are named after him. A postage stamp has been printed in India in his honour. Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) at Jaipur is named after him. Madan Mohan Malviya Engineering College in Gorakhpur, UP is also named after him.