Kaka Bapista

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one of the founders of the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) in 1920, a labour leader, as well as the one who started the Home Rule League in Belgaum in 1916. He was also a close associate of Lokmanya Tilak, and in fact was the one who coined the statement "Swaraj is my Birthright", made famous by Tilak. As an Advocate in the High Court, he defended Veer Sarvarkar and demanded an open trial on the basis of fundamental rights. Acted as Mayor of BMC for one year.