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Pandurang Sadashiv Khankhoje


March 17, 2022 to March 17, 2026

Pandurang Sadashiv Khankhoje (1884 –1967) was an Indian revolutionary, scholar, agricultural scientist, and historian who was among the founding fathers of the Ghadar Party. Khankhoje's earliest nationalist work abroad dates back to the time around 1908 when he, along with Pandit Kanshi Ram founded the Indian Independence League in Portland, Oregon. His works also brought him close to other Indian nationalists in the United States at the time, including Tarak Nath Das. In the years preceding World War I, Khankhoje was one of the founding members of the Pacific coast Hindustan association, and subsequently founded the Ghadar Party. He was at the time one of the most influential members of the party.