100-year-old freedom fighter casts his vote in Nagpur today

    Radhika Dhawad | Apr 11, 2019 19:17

    Nagnath Kale, a 100-year-old Nagpurian and a resident of Ajni Square, cast his vote in Nagpur for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections today.
    Nagnath Kale

    tNagnath Kae, a 100-year-old Nagpurian, cast his vote in Nagpur for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections today. Kale, a resident of Ajni Square, is the founder of Nagpur Nagrik Bank. A freedom fighter, Kale was even jailed during Quit India Movement in 1942 and after Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination in 1948. A former lawyer, Kale is the founder member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Born in Benaras, Kale perused his graduation from Benaras and post graduation from Nagpur.

    When Nation Next spoke to his daughter Vrunda Kale, she said, “Baba (Nagnath Kale) has voted during every single election in his lifetime. You’d be surprised, only few days back we came to know that Baba was jailed in Nagpur prison during the Quit India Movement and during Emergency. He shared this with us so casually!”

    When asked about his views on the current political scenario and democracy, Vrunda said, “He feels there have been some mistakes; they are bound to happen but overall, there has been a lot of development in the past 60-70 years.”

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