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Who is K T Telang ?


Who is K T Telang ?

Who is K T Telang ?

Kashinath Trimbak Telang was born in a Marathi Brahmin family in 1850 AD. He received his early education in a Marathi school. He completed his M.A. and L.L.B. from the prestigious Elphinstone College. In a very short span of time,  K.T. Telang established himself as a prominent lawyer in Bombay. Later, he became a judge in the Bombay High Court in 1889. His Deep knowledge of ancient Hindu scriptures and great command over Sanskrit along with English made him a big name in Hindu laws.


He was one of the founding members of the Indian National Congress (INC). He became the first secretary of INC. He was also a social reformer and he strongly advocated women’s education and the upliftment of the depressed classes. He was a prominent leader of the moderate group of the INC. He passed away in 1893 AD.

Some Important Points

No:1. K.T. Telang became the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bombay in 1892 and remained on this post till his death.

No:2. He translated Lessing’s ‘Nathan the Wise’ into Marathi. He also translated the Bhagavadgita into English.

No:3. He was elected the President of the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society in 1892 AD.

No:4. K.T. Telang was a prominent member of the Bombay Triumvirate. Pherozeshah Mehta and Badruddin Tyabji were the other members of the Triumvirate.

No:5. Telang, Mehta and Tyabji founded the Bombay Presidency Association in 1885 AD.

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