His brave deeds earned Vallabhbhai Patel the title of the iron man of
India. For his role in the Bardoli Satyagraha, Patel came to be called
the Sardar. Sardar Patel was a famous lawyer but gave up his practice in
order to fight for the freedom of the country. After independence he
became the deputy PM of India and played an important role the
integration of India by merging numerous princely states with the Indian
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Bal Gangadhar Tilak was one of the firebrand freedom fighters of India.
He gave the slogan- "Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it".
To serve the cause of freedom and countrymen Tilak founded schools and
published newspapers. Tilak was famous as one of the trios- Bal, Pal and
Lal. People loved him and accepted him as their leaders and so he was
called Lokmanya Tilak.
Ram Prasad Bismil
Ram Prasad Bismil was one of those young revolutionaries who laid down
their life for the sake of the motherland. Bismil was a member of the
Hindustan Republican Association and an important member of the group
that was involved in the Kakori train dacoity.
The name of Bhagat Singh is synonymous with sacrifice, courage, bravery
and vision. By sacrificing his life just at the age of 30 Bhagat Singh
became an inspiration and symbol of the heroism. Along with other
revolutionaries, Bhagat Singh founded the Hindustan Socialist republican
Association. To warn the British government of its misdeeds, Bhagat
Singh threw a bomb in the Central Legislative Assembly. By embracing
death at an young age Bhagat Singh became a symbol of sacrifice and
courage and made a place in the hearts of every Indian for ever.
Khudiram Bose was one of those young revolutionaries and freedom
fighters whose deeds of bravery and sacrifice have become the subject of
many a folk lore. He was one of those brave men who challenged the
British rule in their own style. At the age of nineteen, he became a
martyr, with "Vande Mataram" on his lips.
Ashfaqulla Khan was one of the firebrand and young revolutionaries, who
laid down their life for the sake of the motherland. An important member
of the Hindustan Republican Association, Khan, along with his associates
executed the train dacoity at Kakori and was subsequently hanged by the
Madam Cama was one of the greatest women freedom fighters of India and
promoted the cause of Indian freedom movement outside India. She was the
one who first unfurled India's flag at an international assembly. She
discarded the life of luxury and lived an exile- to serve the
Jatin Banerjee is popularly known as "Bagha Jatin" for his
fearlessness and courage. Jatin Banerjee's name figures among brave
freedom fighters of India. His name is a symbol of fearlessness and
courage to millions of Indians.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was an active member of the Indian National
congress and a great freedom fighter. Maulana Azad took part in most of
the important movements. He presided over the special session of
Congress in September 1923 and at 35 years of age, was the youngest man
to be elected the President of the Congress.
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Gopal Krishna Gokhale was one of the moderate leaders of the Indian
National Congress. He was the political Guru of Mahatma Gandhi, the
father of the nation. He also presided over the annual session of the
Congress at Benaras in the year 1905. He was also opposed to the entry
of the extremists in the Congress.
Pt Jawaharlal Nehru was one of the important people, who struggled for
the freedom of India and became the first prime minister of free India.
He was also the author of the famous book "Discovery of India".
J L Nehru was extremely fond of children and was fondly called "Chacha
Nehru". It was under his leadership that India embarked on the
planned pattern of economic development.
Subhas Chandra Bose
Known as Netaji (leader), S C Bose was a fierce freedom fighter and a
popular leader on the political horizon in pre-independence India. Bose
was elected the President of the Indian National Congress in the year
1937 and 1939. He founded the Indian National Army and raised the
slogan- "Delhi Chalo" and "Tum Mujhe Khoon Do main Tumhe
Ajadi Doonga". For his anti- British remarks and activities, Bose
was jailed 11 times between 1920 and 1941. He was the leader of the
youth wing of the Congress Party.
This short article on freedom fighters of India contains information on Indian freedom fighters and history of Indian freedom fighters.