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: 28 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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Also Known As: Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi
Gender: Female
Birthday: 19 November 1828
Born In: Varanasi, India
Died On: 18 June 1858
Century: 19th Century
Famous As: Queen of Jhansi State

Rani Lakshmibai, the Queen of Jhansi, was one of the most important leaders of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Lakshmibai opposed British rule and became a symbol of resistance among Indian nationalists. She died from wounds received in the Rebellion on 18 June 1858. After her demise, the British were able to suppress the Rebellion with ease.


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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.


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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: Prime Minister of India (1964-66)

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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Also Known As: Netaji
Gender: Male
Birthday: 23 January 1897
Born In: Cuttack, India
Died On: 18 August 1945
Century: 19th Century, 20th Century
Famous As: President of the Indian National Congress (1938-39)

Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist who commanded the Indian National Army from 1943 to 1945. The main purpose of the army was to secure India's independence from the British. A fierce nationalist, Bose sought the help of Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany which left a troubled legacy. Nevertheless, he is regarded as an important freedom fighter in India.