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Who had first sought the legalization of widow remarriage in India?
A) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
B) Badruddin tyabji
C) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
D) Swami Dayanand Saraswati

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Hint: Raja Ram Mohan Roy was widely criticised by many Hindus after he stopped a sati from being burnt. He believed that many Hindu customs were brutal and should be reformed.

Complete answer:
-Raja Ram Mohan Roy was given the title of Raja bhaiya Akbar.
-He was the founder of brahmo samaj.
-Brahmo samaj was a social religious reform movement in the Indian subcontinent against the ill practices of various religions under the tag of custom.
-Raja Ram Mohan Roy was widely known for his efforts to abolish the practice of sati and child marriage.
-Sati was a custom in which the woman that is the bride was burnt alive after the death of his husband where is child marriage was the process of girls and boys under the age of 18 and 21 getting married.
-He was also known as the father of Bengal Renaissance or herald of new age.
-Raja Ram Mohan Roy was born on 22 May 1772 in Radhanagar, Bengal Presidency, British India
-He died on 27 September 1833 at the age of 61 in Stapleton, Bristol, England.
-He worked as a Social and religious reformer and author.

Note: Raja Ram Mohan Roy's father, Ramkanta, was a Vaishnavite, while his mother, Tarini Devi, was from a Shaivite family. He was a great scholar of Sanskrit, Persian and English languages and also knew Arabic, Latin and Greek.