Nagpur: Glowing homage was paid to Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar, the second Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on his death anniversary today. Golwalkar, affectionately called Guruji, became the second Sarsanghchalak in 1940 and served the post his death in 1973.
Born on February 19, 1906 in Ramtek, it was Shri Guruji who nurtured the RSS and helped it attain a pre-eminent position in Bharat’s national life. His father’s name was Sadashivrao (Bhauji) and his mother was Lakshmibai (Tai).
They lived in Nagpur. Guruji was a seer and visionary. He articulated the basic guiding principles of the RSS. He was and remains a constant source of inspiration, not only to RSS Swayamsevaks but to several individuals and organizations in different walks of life. His thoughts on various issues concerning Hindu society are relevant even today. Guruji was a sharp boy with prodigious memory. He was an ace player of tennis, hockey, malkhamb apart from an exponent of flute and sitar.
In 1924, having completed his studies up to Intermediate, Madhavrao left for the famous Banaras Hindu University, to finish his B.Sc. He completed B.Sc. in 1926 and M.Sc. (Zoology) in 1928 with distinction. ‘Guruji’ was not his original name. This name was used out of regard, by his students in Banaras Hindu University where he taught as Head of Zoology Department.