Sane Guruji road: Keeping memories of a freedom fighter alive

  • | Thursday | 15th February, 2018

SANE GURUJI Road in Chinchpokli, surrounded by highrises, lies just off the former hub of mills in central Mumbai. But the road was renamed only in the 1970s, around which time a local BMC Marathi School was also named after the freedom fighter. Sane Guruji had visited a garden near Jacob Circle during the freedom movement to attend a meeting to strategise their next move, and that’s how the road came to be associated with him. Previously called Arthur Road, from which the central prison located along this road got its name, Sane Guruji Marg is named after Pandurang Sadashiv Sane, a teacher, social activist and freedom fighter who was also closely associated with the working class movement. Jay Raut (17), a commerce student, says, “I had studied in school about his contribution to the Indian freedom movement and also in eradicating untouchability.

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