Popular Freedom Fighters of India

India achieved its independence after several years of sacrifices and struggles. Many freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh and Chandra Shekhar Azad did not think twice before sacrificing their lives for the sake of their motherland. Here is a list of many such popular freedom fighters of India you should know.

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Also Known As: Shaheed Bhagat Singh
Gender: Male
Birthday: 27 September 1907
Born In: Banga, Punjab, British India
Died On: 23 March 1931
Century: 20th Century
Famous As: Revolutionary
Bhagat Singh was an Indian revolutionary and one of the most popular freedom fighters against British rule in India. He is best remembered for participating in the killing of a junior British police officer in mistaken retaliation for the murder of an Indian revolutionary. Bhagat Singh was eventually convicted and hanged in March 1931. After his death, he gained public sympathy and became a folk hero and a symbol of Indian nationalism.

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Gender: Male
Birthday: 02 October 1904
Born In: Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died On: 11 January 1966
Century: 20th Century
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of India

Lal Bahadur Shastri was an Indian statesman who took part in the Indian independence movement after being influenced and impressed by Mahatma Gandhi. He joined the Servants of the People Society, which was founded by independent activist Lala Lajpat Rai, where he served as the president. He also held important positions in the Indian National Congress. He was posthumously honored with India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.


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Gender: Male
Birthday: 28 January 1865
Born In: Dhudike, India
Died On: 17 November 1928
Century: 19th Century
Famous As: Freedom Fighter

Lala Lajpat Rai was one of the most important and influential figures in the Indian Independence movement. Lajpat Rai inspired young men like Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad to fight for their freedom. In 1928, Lala Lajpat Rai led a peaceful protest against the Simon Commission as the commission did not include Indian members. The protest was intervened by police and Lajpat Rai sustained injuries during a baton charge. He died a few weeks later on 17 November 1928.


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Gender: Male
Birthday: 23 July 1856
Born In: Ratnagiri, British India (present-day Maharashtra, India)
Died On: 01 August 1920
Century: 19th Century
Famous As: Indian teacher

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was an Indian nationalist and independence activist. Dubbed the father of the Indian unrest by the British colonial authorities, Tilak served as the first head of the independence movement in India. One of the first advocates of self-rule, Bal Gangadhar Tilak formed a close alliance with several Indian National Congress leaders like Lala Lajpat Rai, Bipin Chandra Pal, and V. O. Chidambaram Pillai.


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Also Known As: Sardar, Iron Man of India, Bismarck of India , Patron Saint
Gender: Male
Birthday: 31 October 1875
Born In: Nadiad
Died On: 15 December 1950
Century: 19th Century
Famous As: Iron Man of India

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who served as a senior and one of the most important leaders of the Indian National Congress, played an important role in the Indian independence movement. One of the earliest political lieutenants of Mahatma Gandhi, Vallabhbhai Patel played key roles in several non-violent civil disobedience movements, including the Quit India Movement.