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 30 greatest freedom fighters of India:
30. Peer Ali Khan
Peer Ali Khan was the part of revolt of 1857 and he was also among the 14 people who were given capital punishment by the British regime. He was hanged to death for his role in the revolt and he inspired the youth of the nation to take part in the fight of freedom.
29. Raj Kumar Gupta
Raj worked with her husband, Mahatma Gandhi and Chandrashekhar Azad and she played a role in Kakori Case. She played a crucial role of supplying revolvers and she delivered the guns by hiding them in her undergarment. She had her 3 year old son with her but later she was arrested and sadly, she in laws disowned her after the arrest.
28. Bhikaji Cama
Bhikaji Cama was an important part of the freedom movement in India and she also promoted gender equality. It is known that she donated all her personal property to an orphanage for girls and there are several names and buildings which are named after her.
27. Tirupur Kumaran
He was known to be the founder of Desa Bandhu Youth Association and as per the records, he was killed during a protest in 1932. The Indian nationalist flag was banned by the British regime but he was holding the flat and he was shot by the troops. He died holding the flag.
26. Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi
Kanaiyalal was also known as Kulpati and he took part in Quit India Movement. He was also the founder of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and he had also been arrested many times during the British rule. He had been one of the most passionate freedom fighter in history of India.
25. Garimella Satyanarayana
Garimella was basically a writer and he had always been an inspiration for the people of Andhra Pradesh. He proved the point that the pen is mightier than the sword as his songs and poems motivated people to join the freedom fight.
24. Senapati Bapat
Senapati Bapat was the leader of Mulshi Satyagraha and after receiving Independence on 15 August 1947, he got a golden chance to hoist the Indian Flag in Pune for the first time. He had been to jail several times and he followed the path of non-violence
23. Tata Rani Sricastava
Tata Rani is known for her struggle in freedom movement. It is known that she led a procession in front of Siwan Police Station along with her husband and her husband was shot during the procession. She simply bandaged the wound of her husband and she moved forward with the procession. Later when she came back to the spot, her husband was no more. She is the symbol of strength and determination
22. Begum Hazrat Mahal
Talking about Begum Hazrat Mahal, she was an important part of revolt of 1857. Her husband was send to exile and after that, she took the responsibility of Awadh and eventually she took the control of Lucknow. Later, she retreated to Nepal and she passed away in Nepal itself.
21. Matangini Hazra
As per the information available, Matangini Hazra was a part of Quit India Movement and Non Cooperation Movement. She was shot thrice during one of the procession but she kept advancing with the Indian flag and along with that she kept shouting Vande Mataram.
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.
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