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Gandhiji Gandhiji's life was dedicated to the ideals of Truth, Non- violence and Love. He was the architect of India's freedomand one of the greatest men of this century. [ More... ] Sardar Patel India's Man of Steel. He gave up his practise in order to fight for the freedom of the country. He was sent to prision. As the Deputy Prime Minister of free India, he became the architect of the integrity of India by mer- ging of hundreds of princely states with the Indian Union. [ More... ] Bal Gangadhar Tilak "Swaraj is our brithright" thundered Tilak, the Lion of India. He founded schools and published newspapers all for his motherland. He wore him- self out till his last breath, to awaken his countrymen. [ More... ] Ramaprasad Bismil A Brave revolutionary who up his life smilingly for the sake of the Motherland. He was hunted by the police and betrayed by fellow workers. He was the brave leader of Kakori Rail Dacoity Episode. [ More... ] Bhagath Singh He is the symbol of the heroism of the youth of India. A revolutionary. He threw a bomb when the Legislature was in session, to warn the British Government. He was put to death but lives in the hearts of his countrymen. [ More... ] Khudiram Bose It was this hero who threw te first bomb on the Bristish who were crushing India. The boy of sixteen defied the police. At the age of nineteen,hebecame a martyr, wiht the holy book the Bhagavadgita ( The Divine Song) in his hand and with the slogan ' Vande Mataram' on his lips. [ More... ] Tatia Tope A hero of the fight for freedom in 1857. His very name made the mighty English generals tremble. Deceived by his friend, he faced death like a hero, for the sake of his country. [ More... ] Ashfaqulla Khan The pathan patriot who kissed the hangman's noose wiht the name of Allah on his lips. A youth endowed with a body of iron and will of steel, he dedicated everything to the service of India and of freedom and challenged the cunning and the strength of an empire. [ More... ] Madame Cama The fiery patriot who first unfurled India's flag at an international assembly. She turned away from a life of luxury and lived an exile - to serve her country. And the mighty British Government grew afraid of her. [ More... ] Subhas Chandra Bose Subhas Chandra was born on 23rd January, 1897. His father was Rai BahadurJanakinath Bose, a prominent lawyer of Cuttack, Orissa (India). [ More... ] Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Born in a class considered low and outcaste, he fought untiringly for the down trodden.The boy who suffered bitter humiliation became the first Minister for Law in free India, and shaped the country's Constitution. [ More... ] Motilal Nehru A boyhood of poverty. In later life wealth, luzury and pomp as that princes could not match. And then in later life, a great leader of India's fight for freedom. Motilal went to prison too. His son was Jawaharlal Nehru. [ More... ] Vinayaka Damodara Savarakar The foremost among the revolutionaries, acuteproclaimerofHinduismanda promoter of the tendencies such as removal of untouchability and of social reform. [ More... ] Sister Nivedita Young Margaret Noble came under the spell of Swami Vivekananda. She came from distant Ireland to India to serve the people of this land. She was give the name of ' Nivedita' as one dedicated to God. [ More... ] Vijay Laxmi Pandit Vijay Laxmi Pandit, was the First Indian Lady as the President of UN. [ More... ] Puspa Lata Das (1915-) For the present generation, freedom struggle is but a glorious chapter in the annals of the Nation's history. A struggle which was non violent,... [ More... ] Rammanohar Lohia The Socialist leader of a fearless and dynamic personality. Both before independence and in free India he went to prison several times for the sake of the people. [ More... ] Madhanlal Dhingra Dhingra died young but his life was one of the heroism and glory. In London, the heart of the British Empire, he killed an enemy of India. He died gladly for his country. [ More... ] Lachit Borphukan Lachit Borphukan, a national freedom fighter of Assam was hanged by the British in the mid 19th century. [ More... ] Annie Besant As one looks back to the decades of India's long struggle for freedom, few names stand out with greater glory of distinction than Dr.Annie Besant's. [ More... ] Gopinath Bardloi Gopinath Bardloi, an architect of modern Assam, was born on June 6, 1890 and died on August 5, 1950. [ More... ] Chittaranjan Das Among the great personages who shaped the destiny of the Indian struggle for freedom, Chittaranjan Das ranks as one of the most outstanding and prominent patriots who sacrificed his all for the country's cause. [ More... ] Acharya Vinoba Bhave Vinayak Narahari Bhave, commonly known as Vinoba, was born at Ganoda in Maharasthtra, on11 September, 1895. [ More... ] Baba Kanshi Ram Baba Kanshi Ram, the most prominent freedom fighter of Kangra Hills, now forming part of Himachal Pradesh, was born on 11th July, 1882 at Village Dada Siba in Tehsil Dehra of Distt. [ More... ] Shri Bhim Sen Sachar Shri Bhim Sen Sachar was born on December 1, 1894. He was educated at Lahore where he took his B. A. and L.L. B. degrees and started practicing in Gujranwala. [ More... ] Sri Alluri Seetarama Raju Sri Alluri Seetarama Raju is remembered as a great son of India in the annals of Indian History of the early period of the freedom struggle. [ More... ] Kailas Nath Katju Kailas Nath Katju's father Pandit Tribhuwan Nath belonged to a middle class Kashmiri Brahmin family settled in Jaora, a petty state in Malwa. [ More... ] Shri Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher Shri Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher was born on 24 August 1888 at Ratnagiri in a middle class family, He spent some years of his boyhood at Kundgol in the then Jamkhandi State. [ More... ] Nellie Sengupta & Jatindra Mohan Sengupta Jatindra Mohan Sengupta was born at Baramw, a village inchittagong, now in Bangladesh. His father jatra Mohan Sen was a leading lawyer and a member of the Bengal Legislative Council. [ More... ] Acharya Narendra Deo One of the pioneers of India's freedom movement, Acharya Narendra Deo was born 30th October, 1889, at Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, where his father, Shri Baldev Pradad, was an advocate. [ More... ] Acharya Kripalani J. B. Kripalani, popularly known as Acharya Kripalani was born at Hyderabad, Sind, on 11th November 1888. [ More... ] Ravishankar Maharaj Ravishankar Maharaj, a humble servant of the people was born in Radhu Village of Kaira Distt. on Feb. 25, 1884, on Mahashivaratri day. [ More... ] Pandit Balakrishna Sharma Pandit Balakrishna Sharma was born to Pandit Jamnadas Sharma and Redhabai, on 8th December, 1897 in Bhyana village of Shajapur district in Madhya Pradesh. [ More... ] Sagarmal Gopa Shri Sagarmal Gopa, the freedom fighter of Jaisalmer, was born on 3rd November, 1900 in and affuent Brahminfamily. [ More... ] Dr. N.S.Harididkar Dr. Narayana Subbarao Harididkar, imbibed in himself the ideals of patriotism, freedom and service to the people. He was born on 7th May, 1889. [ More... ] Bishnu Ram Medhi Bishnu Ram Medhi was born on 24th April,1888 in Humble peasant's family at Hajo, place of Historic and religious importance. His father was Sonaram and mother Alehi. [ More... ] Veer Surendra Sai The story of the first Indian struggle for freedom of 1857 would not be complete without the mention of Veer Surendra Sai. [ More... ] A.K. Gopalan Ayillyath Kuttiari Gopalan Nambiar, Popularly known as A. K. Gopalan, was born on 1st October 1904 in Cannonade District of Northern Kerala. [ More... ] S. Satyamurti S. Satyamurti, was born on August 19th 1887 at Thirumeyyam in the former pudukottah State.Satyamurti after finishing Intermediate in the Pudukottah Maharaja's College joined in the Madras Christian College for his B.A.(History). [ More... ] Babu Jagjivan Ram Babu Jagjivan Ram was a valiant fighter in India's struggle for independence, a great inspirer and organiser of people against oppression, a powerful orator, a distinguished parliamentarian and an asture political administrator. [ More... ] T. Ramaswamy Chowdary The Kaviraju (As he is popularly known in Andhra Predesh), a fearless freedom fighter, a great native poet and an uncompromising rationalist. [ More... ] Dr. Sampurnanand Dr. Sampurnanand was an eminent nationalist, freedom fighter, a great thinker with a socialist bent of mind, an able administrator and above all, a scholar of great merit. [ More... ] Rajkumari Amrit Kaur Rajkumari Amrit Kaur was the driving force behind many an important welfare organisation in India. [ More... ] Chandra Singh Garhwali Chandra Singh Garhwali was born on the 24th of December 1891 in Meason, Patti Chauthan, Tehsil Thalisain District Garhwal. [ More... ] Namakkal Kavignar V. Ramalingam Pillai, popularly known as Namakkal Kavignar, was born on 19th October, 1888 at Mohanur, a small hamlet on the banks of Cauvery river in Salem District. [ More... ] Shaheed Laxman Nayak Laxman Nayak, a folk-hero of Orissa and a cult-figure among its tribals, was born on 22nd November, 1899 in Tentuliguma village of Koraput district. [ More... ] B. Pattabhi Sitaramayya Bhograju Pattabhi Sitaramayya was born on November, 24th 1880 in Gundugolanu village, West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. [ More... ] Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Pundit Sunder Lal Sharma was born on 21st December 1881 at Rajim, the historical city of Chhatisgarh in Rajpur district of MadhyaPradesh. [ More... ] Dr. Rajendra Prasad 'I have no doubt in my mind that he who is a devotee of God, who is brave and who is a servant of the nation can become the first President of India'-so wrote Mahatma Gandhi. [ More... ] Ramabai Ranade The late Smt. Ramabai Ranade-whose birth centenary was celebrated in India on January 25, 1962--was born in January 1862. [ More... ] Jawaharlal Nehru The Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary Commemoration is a dedication to one of the key figures of this century and to the eternal spirit of India which he embodied. [ More... ] Sarojini Naidu Sarojini Naidu was born on February 13, 1879, the first daughter of Dr. Aghorenath Chattopadhyaya of Brahmanagram, East Bengal. [ More... ] Sri Prakash Sriprakash was born on 3rd of August 1890 at Varanasi in the illustrious Sah family reputed for its affluence, philanthropy and learning. [ More... ] Rashbehari Basu 'I was a fighter, on fight more; the last and the best'.
The above aphorism of Shri Rashbehari Basu sums up the philosophy of his struggle.Rashbehari Basu was the first Indian revolutionary since 1857 who had planned and acted to overthrow the British rule from India by armed insurrection. [ More... ] Vijay Singh Pathik Vijay Singh Pathik was born in 1882 in Guthawali, District Bulandshahar, His father's name was Hamir Singh and mother's nameKamal Kunwari. He was named Bhup Singhbut after being implicated in the Lahore conspiracy case in1915... [ More... ] Udham Singh Sardar Udham Singh was born on 26.12.1899 at Sunam, District Sangrur. He was orphaned at avery early age and got shelter in the Sikh Orphanage, Putlighar, Amritsar. He received education and crafts training there. [ More... ] Pandit Ravishankar Shukla Pandit Ravishankar Shukla was born in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh on 2nd August, 1877.His ancesstors had migrated there from Unnaodistrict of Uttar Pradesh. [ More... ] Rani Rashmoni Rani Rashmoni was born of a poor agriculturist family of village Kona, 24 Parganas (North), West Bengal on 26th September, 1793. [ More... ] R.S. Ruikar Ramchandra Sakharam Ruikar, one of the pioneers of the labour movement in India, was born on 8 January,1895 in the village of Rui, District Kolhapur Maharashtra. [ More... ] Giani Zail Singh GianiZail Singh, thelate President of India, was born on May 5, 1916 in village Sandhwan in the erstwhile Princely State of Faridkot in Punjab. [ More... ] Pt. Kunjilal Dubey Pandit Kunji lal Dubey was born in Amagoan (Bada) in district Narasinghpur to a cultured family on 18th March, 1896. After obtaining his primary education at the village school of Kareli, he studied upto middle school at Narasinghpur. [ More... ] V.K. Krishna Menon Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon was born on May 3, 1896 at Panniyankara in Calicut, Kerala.The third son of a successful lawyer of the Calicut bar, Komath Krishna Kurup, Menon grew up in a modestly well-to-do family. [ More... ] Sibnath Banerjee Sibnath Banerjee, a doyen of the Trade Union movement in India, committed himself whole-heartedly to the service of the nation and the Indian people. [ More... ] V.O. Chidambaram Pillai V.O. Chidambaram Pillai (popularly known as V.O.C) was one of the colourful figures in Indian political life. He was an erudite scholar in Tamil, a prolific writer, a fiery speaker a trade union leader of unique calibre and a dauntless fighter for the freedom of Nation. [ More... ] Swami Brahmanand Swami Brahmanand was born on 4th December 1894 at Hamirpur district in Uttar Pradesh.He joined the freedom movement in 1918 and was jailed a number of times because of his participation in the salt Satyagrah... [ More... ] Tanguturi Prakasam In the days when the entire nation was in a political upheaval, the freedom movement of Andhra found a great champion in T.Prakasam who was a rare combination of a great lawyer,... [ More... ] P.K. Sahgal He was born at Hoshiarpur on January 25, 1917.He also attended a course at the Indian Military Academy. [ More... ] G.S. Dhillon He was born at algon on April 4, 1915 and also attended the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and was granted regular commission in the Indian Land Forces w.e.f. April 1940. [ More... ] Sardar A Vedaratnam Born in Vedaraniam on 25th February 1897 in an orthodox Saiva Vellala community, A.Vedaratnam Pillai was deeply influenced by Gandhiji, Vallabh Bhai Patel, Vinoba Bhave, Avinasilingam Chettiar, N.M.R. Subbarman, O.P.Ramaswami Reddiar and C.Rajagopalachari whom he accepted... [ More... ] Senapati Bapat Pandurang Mahadev Bapat, popularly known as `Senapati Bapat'-owing to his revolutionary role in freedom struggle-was born on November 12, 1880 in Parner (Maharashtra). [ More... ] Vasudeo Balvant Phadke Vasudeo Balvant Phadke is regarded as the first revolutionary of modern India to take up arms to drive away the British.. He has been called the father of the armed struggle for India's freedom and it is said that it was he who inspired Bankim Chandra Chatterjee... [ More... ] Shri Narhar Vishnu Gadgil Shri Narhar Vishnu Gadgil popularly known as Kakawaheb Gadgil, was an erudite lawyer, veteran freedom fighter, eminent politician and an outstanding literary figure. [ More... ] Dandi March The Quit India Movement, the non-co-operation movement, Salt Sathyagraha, 'Swaraj is My Birth Right' slogan of bala Gangadara Thilak the Dhandi March of Mahatma Gandhi has been depicted twice. [ More... ] Dr. Sri Krishna Sinha 'Bihar Kesari' Dr. Sri Krishna Sinha was horn on 21st October, 1887 in his maternal grandfather's house, Khanwa. [ More... ] Gopala Krishna Gokhale Gopal Krishna Gokhale was born at Kotluk, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra State, on May 9, 1866, nine years after the spark of Indian nationalism was kindled by the Great uprising of 1857. [ More... ] Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant inherited many traits from the Himalayas whose child he was. [ More... ] Jairam Das Daulatram Jairamdas Doulatram, one of the tallest, noblest, and highly respected leaders of India, was born in Karachi in a distinguished Sindhi family on July 21, 1891. [ More... ] Jananayak Debeswar Sarmah Born on October 10, 1896 at Jorhat, Assam, Jananayak Debeswar Sarmah was a front-ranking freedom fighter. [ More... ] Jayaprakash Narayan Jayaprakash Narayan was born on 11th October 1902 in his ancestral home at Sitabdiara village in Bihar. [ More... ] K. Kelappan K. Kelappan was born in a small village of Calicut District in Kerala on August 24, 1889. [ More... ] Karpoori Thakur Jan Nayak Karpoori Thakur was born on 24th January, 1924 in a village in Samastipur District of Bihar in a downtrodden wage earner family. [ More... ] Kasinadhuni Nageshwara Rao Pantulu Sri Nageswara Rao was born at Elakurru village in Gudivada Taluk of Krishna District on May 1, 1867. [ More... ] Kasturba Gandhi Kasturba was born in the year--1869--and the same place-Porbandar-as Gandhiji. Her father, Gokuldas Mukanji, and Gandhiji's father, Karamchand Gandhi, were great friends. [ More... ] Kotamaraju Rama Rao Shri Kotamraju Rama Rao was born in the Coastal town of Chirala on 9 November 1897 and graduated in English from Madras University, before joning as a lecturer in Pachiappa college, Madras. [ More... ] Kumaraswamy Kamaraj Kumaraswamy Kamaraj belongs to the galazy of selfless, dedicated and intrepeid freedom fighters whose sacrifice and service won us independence from alien rule. [ More... ] Kunwar Singh Kunwar Singh was one of the leading figures of the Indian Movement of 1857-59. A scion of Rajpur nobility he was born in Jagdishpur in the Shahabad District of Bihar about 1777 and was destined to die a hero in the Great Rising of 1857. [ More... ] Lala Har Dayal Lala Har Dayal, a well known revolutionary nationalist founder of the Ghadar Movement and a thinker and scholar, was born on 14th October, 1884 in Delhi. [ More... ] Lokanayak Omeo Okumar Das Loknayak Omeo Kumar Das, one of the great patriots of Assam was born ion Tezpuron May 21, 1895. [ More... ] Manabendranath Roy Born on March 21, 1887, the internationally well-known philosopher-revolutionary Manabendranath Roy joined the revolutionary underground movement for national liberation at the age of 18. [ More... ] Mahadev Desai And Meera Behn Mahadev Desai was born on January, 1892 at Saras in Surat district. He received primary and secondary education at different places in Gujarat, but graduated from the Elphinstone College, Bombay in 1910. [ More... ] Master Tara Singh Master Tara Singh, a veteran Akali leader and freedom fighter, was a prominent figure in Sikh politics for more than forty years, was born on 24th June, 1885 in village Haryal, Teh. Gujarkhan, Distt.Rawalpindi now in Pakistan. [ More... ] Morarji Desai Morarji Ranchhodji Desai was born on February 29, 1896 at Bhadeli, a little village near Bulsar in Gujarat to Ranchhodji Desai and Vajiaben. [ More... ] Shyamji Krishna Varma Shyamji Krishna Varma was one of those staunch nationalists and patriots, who served the cause of india's freedom from outside the country. [ More... ] Kaka Saheb Kalelkar Dattatreya Balkrishna Kalelkar popularly known as Kaka Saheb Kalelkar was born at Satara in Maharashtra on 1st December 1885. [ More... ] Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Born on 18th February 1894 in the little village of Masauli, barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Rafi Ahmed Kidwai rose to hold position of immense responsibility in the State and Cental Governments. [ More... ] Maulana Abul Kalam Azad A great divine, a great scholar, a great orator and fighter for national freedom, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad came of a family of religious divines of Delhi and wasborn in Mecca in 1888. [ More... ] Aruna Asaf Ali Aruna Asaf Ali was born in 1909 at Kalka in Haryana, in a Bengali family of distinguished and Brahmo-samaj lineage. She married Asaf Ali, a prominent lawyer of Delhi against convention. [ More... ] Hemu Kalani Hemu Kalani belongs to that rare band of revolutionaries and martyrs whose indomitable spirits brook no resistance, for whom tortures of imprisonment have no meaning and death holds no terror. [ More... ] Saifuddin Kitchlew Saifuddin Kitchlew, son of Azizuddin Kitchlew an Dan Bibi was born on 15th January, 1888 at Amritsar. After, initialeducation in India he obtainedthe degreeof Bachelors of ?Arts from Cambridge, Barat-Law from London, and Ph.D from Germany. [ More... ]

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