India had a rich history and there was a time it was known as the Golden Bird. The riches and glory of the country enticed invaders from all over the world throughout the history of the country, with the British ruling the country for a long, long time. After a long struggle of independence, the country finally achieved freedom from the colonial rule in 1947. Behind the freedom of the country, there is sweat and blood of countless freedom fighters, some of whom sacrificed their lives to attain independence for the country.
Here is the list of top 20 greatest freedom fighters of India:
20. Vinoba Bhave
A great leader and social reformed, Vinoba Bhave was greatly responsible for helping the country attain its freedom from the British Rule.
19. Bipin Chandra Pal
Bipin Chandra Pal, who was born in Habiganj in 1858 and he dedicated his entire life for the independence of the country. He worked in close collaboration with great political leaders.
18. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Next among the greatest freedom fighters in India is Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the great leader and politician who served the country and helped it attain freedom.
17. Bahadur Shah Zafar
Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last Mughal Emperor, who led the struggle against East India Company during the revolt of 1857. He was exiled to Bangladesh after losing the battle.
16. Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore was a great poet, writer and thinker, who played an instrumental role in the freedom struggle of India.
15. Sarojini Naidu
Known as the Nightingale of India, Sarojini Naidu was a prominent poet and leader of Indian National Congress. She inspired Indians with her great speech ans poetry.
14. Dr B R Ambedkar
The next name on the list of top 20 greatest freedom fighters in India is that of Dr B R Ambedkar, who played an instrumental role in eradicating caste system from the country and also framing the Constitution.
13. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Gopal Krishna Gokhale was born in Ratnagiri in 1866 and he dedicated his entire life to activities involved in freeing the country from the audacious rule of the British. Gokhale died in 1915.
12. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
The next name in the list of top 20 greatest freedom fighters is that of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, a great thinker, philosopher and leader who led teh Indian people with his principles and thinking.
11. Udham Singh
Udham Singh was a great freedom fighter from Punjab, who was honored with the title of Shaheed or the martyr after he laid his life to attain independence for the country in 1940. He was a great influence on young freedom fighters of the country.