Pt Madan Mohan Malaviya or Mahamana Malaviya, as he was
popularly known, was born on 25th December 1861 at Prayag, in a family
of six brothers and two sisters. His grandfather Pt Premdhar and father
Pt Baijnath were Sanskrit scholars. His father, Pt Baijnath, was also an
excellent Kathavacak (narrator of the stories from Bhagawat). After
initial training in Sanskrit, Malaviyaji joined the Saraswati School for
study in English. He passed his B.A. from Muir Central College in 1884.
He was married in 1878 to Kumari Devi of Mirzapur.