Greatest Freedom Fighters of India
India was ruled by the British for over a century until gaining total independence on August 15, 1947. A few people still fail to measure the noble deeds of so many great freedom fighters. These freedom fighters of India might not have received any honors or recognition, but they have a permanent place in the hearts of the majority of Indians.
Here is a brief account of the top 10 freedom fighters of India:
- Mahatma Gandhi: Mahatma Gandhi (Bapuji) had pioneered the freedom struggle. His main weapons were non-cooperation and nonviolence against British rule. People address him as ‘Father of the Nation.’
- Jawaharlal Nehru: Nehruji was also known as ‘Panditji’. He was a close disciple of Gandhiji and became the 1st Prime Minister of free India. Children fondly call him ‘Chacha Nehru’.
- Subhas Chandra Bose: He is fondly remembered as ‘Netaji’. He founded the Indian National Army to fight the British.
- Lokmanya Tilak: Lokmanya Tilak, who was both a teacher and a scholar, was another notable Indian freedom fighter. He stirred the nation by raising the slogan, ‘Swaraj is my Birthright’!
- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: He was the ‘Iron Man of India’! He sacrificed his prospering law practice to join the freedom struggle.
- Bhagat Singh: Bhagat Singh calmly accepted his destiny and died a martyr’s death for the cause of the country.
- Khudiram Bose: Khudiram also sacrificed his life at a tender age, fighting the British.
- Aurobindo Ghosh: Shri Aurobindo was a nationalist and fought against British Empire. Later, he became a distinguished philosopher.
- Ramprasad Bismil: Bismil fought against British Imperialism and was eventually caught and hanged by the rulers.
- Chandra Shekhar Azad: Azad was a torch bearer of Indian independence. His courage inspired several other freedom fighters. He was the commander in chief of HSRA. The British gunned him down after a fierce combat.
These great freedom fighters have given the modern generation the aura of independence that should not be forgotten ever!