Question: Who was the first person the soul of India chose to begin the independence movement?

Sri Chinmoy: Most people will agree that Raja Rammohun Roy was the first one. Swami Vivekananda in his spiritual way, and Rabindranath Tagore with his poetic expression also played significant roles. Soon there were others such as Tilak, Aurobindo Ghose (Sri Aurobindo), C.R. Das, Gandhi, Nehru, Netaji and Patel, to name only a few. But the renaissance of India began with Raja Rammohun. He was the Father of modern India.