New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Raja Ram Mohan Roy, 'Father of the Indian Renaissance', is known for his efforts to abolish the practice of Child Marriage and Sati pratha in India. He was the founder of Brahmo Samaj, a social-religious reform movement in the Indian subcontinent, in 1828. Ram Mohan has bestowed the title of 'Raja' by Akbar II, the Mughal emperor. Born into a Vaishnavite family in Radhanagar Hoogly, Bengal Presidency, on May 22, he was not just a profound social reformer and educationalist but also influence was in the fields of religion, politics and public administration.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy was an expert in languages like English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Bengali, Arabic and Persian. He formed an association named Atmiya Sabha to translate Upnishads and has translated it into English, Hindi and Bengali. Ahead of his 249th birth anniversary, we have brought you some of his famous quotes that will leave you inspired:

"Just Consider How Terrible the Day of Your Death Will Be. Others Will Go On Speaking and You Will Not Be Able to Argue Back."

"Ishwar Keval Ek Hai. Uska Koi Aant Nahin, Sabhi Jivit Vastuon Mein Parmatma Ka Astitva Hai."

"The Superstitious Practices Which Deform the Hindu Religion Have Nothing to Do With the Pure Spirit of Its Dictates."

"The present system of Hindus is not well calculated to promote their political interests"

"To abuse and insult, is inconsistent with reason and justice"

Raja Ram Mohan Roy Birth Anniversary: 10 inspiring quotes by 'Father of Indian Renaissance'

"Truth and Virtue do not necessarily belong to wealth and Power and distinctions of big mansions"

"It is necessary that some change should take place in their religion"

"The greater our intercourse with European gentlemen, the greater will be our improvement in literary, social, and political affairs"

"For wise and good men always feel disinclined to hurt those that are of much less strength than themselves"

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv