Mr GK Gokhale was the Founder of the Servants of India Society in Poona. On Ghandi's invitiation, he Toured South Africa in October of 1912. He was associated with Deccan Education Society's Fergusson College as Professor of Mathematics, English, Political Economy. In 1899 he was elected to the Bombay Legislative Council and presided over the Indian National Congress Session in Benaras. He championed the cause of South African Indentured Indians.