Malviya was an able parliamentarian. He was elected to the provincial and central Legislatures several times. He was also the editor of "The Hindustan", "The Indian Union" and 'the Abhyudaya'. He was very popular among the Indian masses as well as among the British officers. He was called 'Mahanama' and very much loved by all. Due to the love of his supporters and his long association with the Congress he was elected twice as the president of the Congress. The credit of bringing about the Congress and the Muslim League into one platform and the signing of the Congress - league accord goes to him.
Malviya was a great admirer of Swadeshi goods. He promoted the use of indigenious manufactures and helped to organise the Indian Industrial Conferences and the Uttar Pradesh Industrial Association at Allahabad in 1907. In 1926, he organised his own nationalist party.
The contribution of Madan Mohan Malviya to Indian education has been significant and a mile stone in the field of education. He established the Benaras Hindu University and for several years served as its Vice - Chancellor. While establishing this University he collected funds from the rulers. In spite of their disagreement with his views the landlords and Maharajas generously contributed for this noble cause. His appeal was so very convincing and impressive that no one dared to deny him.
Malviya was a great exponent of Indian Culture. He become famous for his social, ethical and educational upliftment. He died in 1946 at the age of 85.