Q. Who among the following rejected the title of Knighthood and refused to accept a position in the Council of the Secretary of State for India?

[A] Motilal Nehru

[B] M.G. Ranade

[C] G.K. Gokhale

[D] B.G. Tilak

Answer: C
Notes:

he Prime Minister of India paid tribute to Gopal Krishna Gokhale on his Jayanti.

Gopal Krishna Gokhale was a great social reformer and educationist who provided exemplary leadership to India’s freedom movement. He rejected the title of Knighthood and refused to accept a position in the Council of the Secretary of State for India.

  • He established the Servants of India Society in 1905 for the expansion of Indian education.
  • He was also associated with the Sarvajanik sabha journal started by Govind Ranade.
  • In 1908, Gokhale founded the Ranade Institute of Economics.
  • He started English weekly newspaper, The Hitavada (The people’s paper).

Source: PIB