Honorary titles of Indian leaders


Honorary titles of Indian leaders

The following is the list of honorary titles given to various Indian leaders during Indian independence struggle.

Honorary title Meaning Statesman
Deen Bandhu "Friend of the Poor" (Bengali).
"Deen" = "poor" and "Bandhu" = "friend".
Charles Freer Andrews
Desh Bandhu "Friend of country" (Bengali).
"Desh" = "country" and "Bandhu" = "friend".
Chittaranjan Das
Desh Ratna "Jewel of the Country" (Hindi).
"Desh" = "country" and "Ratna" = "jewel"
Rajendra Prasad
Gurudev "Supreme teacher" (Hindi).
"Guru" = "teacher" and "dev" = "Respected person".
Rabindranath Tagore
Lokmanya "Revered by the people" (Hindi).
"Lok" = "people" and "manya" = "Revered".
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Loknayak "Leader of the people" (Hindi).
"Lok" = "people" and "nayak" = "leader".
Jayaprakash Narayan
Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya
Mahatma "Great Soul" (Sanskrit).
"Maha" = "great" and "atma" = "soul".
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Maulana "Our lord" (Arabic). Abul Kalam Azad
Netaji "Respected leader" (Hindi).
"Neta" = "leader" and "ji" = an honorary title.
Subhash Chandra Bose
Sardar "Commander" (Persian).
"Sar" = "head" and "dar" = "holder".
Vallabhbhai Patel
Shaheed e Alam "Great martyr" (Urdu).
"Shaheed" = "martyr" and "Alam" = "Principal".
Bhagat Singh

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