India became independent on 15th August 1947 and for the Independence a lot of people sacrificed their lives. The list of names can be never ending, but there are a few people who played a major role during the Independence and they should be remembered for that. The country we live in today could have been a lot different if it wasn’t for them. There are many people who started their fight for freedom. Marutha Pandiyar born on 15 December 1748 was the first person to issue a proclamation of independence from the colonial rule of the British and since then things started changing. There are other who also played a major role during the freedom struggle like Roshan Singh, Khudiram Bose who the youngest revolutionary and was hanged to death at the age of 18. There are many others who played a major role for the all the conspiracies that happened in the country during the freedom fight like the Kakori Conspiracy, Alipore bomb Case, Lahore Conspiracy, Central Assembly Bomb Case, and many other things, which made the British realized that it was time for them to leave either by hook or by crook. There are a lot of people who sacrificed their life for the freedom struggle and people don’t even know about them. Let us all salute them for what they did for the country. Apart from that, there are few who played a major role, lead the country and changed everything for them, by giving them- Freedom!
Here is a list of Top Ten People Behind Indian Independence Movement
10. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Born in the year 1886, Gopal Krishna Gokhale played a major role in the movement. E was also the senior leader of the INC and also founded the Servants of the Indian Society group. He took up the issues like untouchability and discrimination and fought bravely against the British Government.
9. Bahadur Shah Zafar
He was the last Mughal Emperor and he was a great freedom fighter who fought bravely for the country and he was also involved in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. He led his army against the East India Company and due to his activities he was given an exile in Rangoon.
8. Annie Besant
She was a British Activist, a well-read woman, who later became a member of the Indian National Congress. She took up the issues like women empowerment, lectured the women to come out of the house and fight for independence and also taught them to read and write. She played a major role in the freedom fight.
7. Jawaharlal Nehru
He was the first Prime Minister of the Independent India and was on the main person who played a major role in the freedom fight. He followed the path of Gandhi Ji and he also took part in the non-cooperation movement and quit Indian Movement.
6. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
He was one of the most prominent leaders of the INC, and played a great role in the freedom struggle. He was also a follower of Mahatma Gandhi and believed in satyagrah and non-violent ways. He took an active part in the Civil Disobedience Movement and the Quit India Movement.
5. Mangal Pandey
Mangal Pandey was the first freedom fighter of the country, who fought against the British Government. He revolted against them in the 1857, revolted against the greased cartridges and played a great role in the Barrack pore Unrest.
4. Chandrashekhar Azad
He was the man with the plan and his only plan was to free India from the British rule. He played a major role in freedom fight. He was the person behind the Kakori Case, and Bhagat Singh and he worked hand in hand.
3. Subahsh Chandra Bose
Netaji Bose, is one of the prime person, who played a major role in the freedom struggle. He was also the general Secretary of INC. he was the person behind the Azad Hind Fauj.
2. Bhagat Singh
The strong man from Punjab, and also the youngest freedom fighter of the country, who shook the British government by his acts and fought bravely against them. Bhagat Singh was a revolutionary and did not believe in the methods of Mahatma Gandhi. He left the spark and was hanged on 24 March 1931.
1. Mahatma Gandhi
He is the father of the Nation, who devoted his life for the country and changed the world. He believed in Non-Violence, Satyagrah and was the member of INC, and also did the Dandi March, the active member od quit India and Non-cooperation movement. Naturamm Godse assassinated him on 30 July 1948.