Pandit Shyamji Krishna Verma
Pandit Shyamji Krishna Verma was a Revolutionary freedom Fighter, who operated mainly form Europe. He was born on the 4th October, 1857 at Mandvi ( in Gujarat State ) to a poor Bhanushali family. Shyamji was a person with multiple facets : he was a scholar in Sanskrit and English, the first Indian M.A. at Oxford, a Barrister, a minister of Several first class states, and also one of the Foremost leader of the national movement and a freedom fighter. After completing his studies at the Oxford University he returned to India, and enrolled as an Advocate of the Bombay High Court . He Founded the Indian Home Rule Society in London on the 18th February, 1905 with the objective to help secure Home Rule for India. Shyamji Krishnavarma was a ripe, Profound and many sided Scholar, a man whose literary attainments delight as well as attract. He drew his inspiration from Herbert Spencer.
Shyamji Krishnavarma made this declaration of his Political faith in the First issue of his English monthly, “The Indian Sociologist” in January 1905 quoting Spencer : “Resistance to Aggression is not simply Justifiable but Impressive. Non-resistance hurts both altravision and egoism”. His political career was much more Fascinating. Shyamji found it difficult to carry on his political activities in London.
So with Vinayak Savarkar, one of the member of India house, he shifted to Paris in 1906 and with the help of devoted circle of friends including Madam Cama (Mother of the Indian-Revolution) and others started political activities for Indian Independence with redoubled vigour. Shyamji Krishnavarma passed his last years in Paris. It was on 31st March,1930,when the end came, and a great revolutionary of his time passed away for ever.