Shri Narendra Modi has always considered Shyamji Krishna Varma as one of his ideals and has sought to preserve his legacy in the hearts and minds of a billion Indians. In 2015, Shri Narendra Modi, during his visit to the UK, was handed over with the certificate of Shyamji Krishna Varma's reinstation at Inner Temple.

Shyamji Krishna Varma was a devout patriot and he also inspired several nationalists both in India and overseas. He was born on 4th October 1857 in Kutch.


Shyamji Krishna Varma left for his heavenly abode in 1930 with a dream that his ashes will return to his Motherland after it has attained freedom. India attained Independence in 1947 but the Government did nothing to fulfill this last dream of a man who devoted his life at the service of Bharat Mata.

In August 2003, Shri Narendra Modi, as the Chief Minister of Gujarat went to Switzerland and personally got back the ashes of Shri Shyamji Krishna Varma and his wife. This step was hailed by the people and especially the youth, who see Shri Shyamji Krishna Varma as a source of inspiration.



Shri Modi envisioned a place where the memory of Shri Shyamji Krishna Varma could be brought to life so that the people of this country can get further inspired to know about this great revolutionary. That is when the idea of Kranti Teerth came up.

As the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the memorial on 4th October 2009 and dedicated it to the nation on 13th December 2010. Recreating the life and times of Shri Krishna Varma, Kranti Teerth is home to many memorial exhibits paying tributes to the heroes of our freedom struggle. India House, which holds a special place in the history of India’s freedom struggle, has been recreated at Kranti Teerth.


Shri Shyamji Krishna Varma was the epitome of patriotism and his devotion to Bharat Mata knew no boundaries. His ideals made him a source of inspiration and he ignited the flame of patriotism among many revolutionaries. Among those who were deeply influenced by him were Shri Veer Savarkar, Shri Madanlal Dhingra and Lala Hardayal.


Sharing an anecdote about Shyamji Krishna Varma, Shri Modi said that he was someone who helped many people but his only precondition was- you shall not serve under the British! Despite being miles away from India, his passion and Bhakti towards Bharat Mata remained unblemished till his very last breath.


Time and again, Shri Narendra Modi has spoken about the need to present the true history of India’s freedom struggle. This distortion has happened because some of us are still stuck in the colonial mindset while for some this nation is nothing beyond a piece of land. Similarly, he has stressed on the need to move beyond viewing history in the prism of the sacrifices and glories of only one family.

Today, as we breathe the air of freedom and liberty let us not forget the likes of Shyamji Krishna Varma, who devoted an entire life towards creating an India where its people can walk with their heads high and where there is no room for any kind of injustice or foreign subjugation!


During his visit to the UK in November 2015, Shri Narendra Modi was handed over the certificate of Shyamji Krishna Varma's reinstation at Inner Temple.

In December 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over certificate of Shyamji Krishna Varma’s posthumous reinstatement to the bar, to then Gujarat CM, Smt. Anandiben Patel. The reinstatement has been done by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London. The certificate had been given to the Prime Minister in the presence of the then Prime Minister of UK, David Cameron, during his visit to London.

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Prime Minister attends All Parties Leaders Meeting ahead of Winter Session of Parliament beginning tomorrow
November 17, 2019

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi attended the All Parties Leaders meeting here today. Leaders from all major political parties were present on this occasion and they put forth their views on the upcoming session of Parliament.

In his remarks, Prime Minister observed that this session of the Parliament will be a special occasion for it will mark the 250th session of the Rajya Sabha and expressed his happiness that special events and activities were being planned to mark this occasion. Prime Minister emphasized that the 250th session of the Upper House provided a unique opportunity for highlighting the unique strengths of the Indian Parliament as well as the Indian Constitution, in providing an overarching framework of governance institutions for a diverse country like India. The backdrop of the session being held as India celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi also made it a unique and special occasion.

Prime Minister, while responding to specific issues raised by the representatives of various political parties said that the Government would work together with all parties in a constructive manner to address pending legislations and frame policy solutions for specific issues related to environment and pollution, the economy, the agricultural sector and farmers, and the rights of women, youth and the less privileged sections of society.

Prime Minister also complemented the Presiding officers of the two Houses for smooth running of the last session of Parliament and observed that this had helped to create a positive impact amongst the people about the functioning of the legislative arm of Government. In this regard, Prime Minister made a particular mention of the energetic participation by first term members of Parliament on discussions related to diverse issues and expressed the hope that constructive engagement between the Treasury and opposition benches will make the present session a successful and productive one.