He was well known as 'Guru' throughout
Bharat, and was the second Sarsangh- chalak of RashtriyaSwayamsevak Sangh.
His life was wholly dedicated to the service of Motherland. Pure like fire,
tender like a flower, his was a personality lofty like the Himalayas. He
was a great leader with
indomitable courage and a sharp intellect.
Author - Rasika Puttige
M. S. Golwalkar
'Guru' is a name familiar to all. Guru
was the second Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. His full
name was Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar.
His was an impressive personality:
dignified gait; a long flowing beard reaching down to his chest; curly
locks of hair touching the shoulders; a face luminous with innate intellect
and learning. His was an inspiring presence. It aroused instant reverence.
Whoever saw him spontaneously folded their hands and bowed their heads.
Such was Guru.
He instilled patriotism in the hearts
of millions of youths of the country. He explained to them the Hindu way
of life and philosophy in simple words. Like a true friend, he shared in
the joys and sorrows of his countrymen. He molded them into
Effective instruments for the worship
of Bharat Mata as her worthy children. He demonstrated that strength derives
from organization. He traveled untiringly through the length and breadth
of the country almost a hundred times during the 33 years of his glorious
tenure as Sarsanghchalak, kindling in the society the immortal flame of
enduring love for the Motherland.
He had scaled the highest levels of
spirituality through his intense austerity and perseverance. By constant
study and reflection he had become a veritable treasure of knowledge. He
was a voracious reader even as a boy. He avidly read whatever books he
could lay his hands on, from childhood through youth. Several are the disciplines
in which he had acquired commendable mastery - History, Art, Religion,
Culture, Sciences, Sociology and Economics, to name a few; and he dedicated
all his stupendous intellectual faculties to the service of the country.
He vastly expanded the network of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in multipledirections,
and inspired and guided thousands of efficient dedicated workers spread
throughout the country.