Young Freedom Fighters of India | Being young is the best time of life. At this time you have a lot of time and a lot of energy. But at the same time some people walk on the right path and some people on the wrong path. Then there are some who are ready to sacrifice everything for the country.
India has been a country where young people have always come up whenever the country needs it. In this article, you will see some great freedom fighters sacrificed their life at very young age so that we can breathe in open air. I can promise you these freedom fighters can change your life.
Shaheed Bhagat Singh
Whenever it comes to talk about revolutionary of India, one name definitely comes in our mind and that is Bhagat Singh. It would not be wrong to say that another name for bravery and patriotism is Bhagat Singh.
What Is Bhagat Singh Famous For?
Bhagat Singh has been a very inspiring youth of India and will always be. At his very early age, he had shown the work that boys of that age could not imagine and that work was to give up one’s life for India. He even didn’t know the fear of death. He was so courageous man.
Bhagat Singh is famous for many things like one of his incident was bombing in Parliament of India. Although the bomb was a minor one which could not cause any damage, but he had thrown it so that the British government would know that now the young man of the country has woken up.
Bhagat Singh is also famous for the fact that he had done a hunger strike for 114 days in jail. His only demand was that the jailed people are not terrorists but they are all revolutionary, so they should at least get good food.
Another thing of Bhagat Singh is very famous that when his mother asked him when you are getting married, he replied that I already married with my independence. Even today, Bhagat Singh is the inspiration of millions of people and will always be. We are proud that youth like Bhagat Singh were born in our country.
Chandrashekhar Azad’s real name was Chandrashekar Tiwari. He put Azad in front of his name because in Hindi Azad means free or freedom. One who is not a slave to anything.
Azad always believed that he is free. Nobody can ever catch him. He is ready to die but cannot become a prisoner of anyone.
Chandrasekhar’s body was like a wrestler and he was very strong with body and mind. He doesn’t wanted to get his picture drawn because it would help the British to know about him.
This picture given below is very famous. This is when he came out after bathing, then one of his close friend asked him to take a picture. Then he gave this pose for the picture which is very popular even today.
Original Photo of Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad
One of his incident is also very famous when he stopped a train on Kakori and looted it. Actually, he had not robbed the train, but he had snatched the goods and money that British stole. But if you read about the Kakori Incident, then it is said that Azad looted the train with his colleagues. The reason for robbing the train was that Azad and his team did not have money for ammunation and food.
One last anecdote that led to him being called “azad” (or free) and that was the incident of Alfred Park Of Allahbad.
When a British spoon had told the British officer about the current location of Azad and Sukhdev Raj. It is said that it was impossible to capture Azad because no one knew when he would come or go. No one knows his actual identity. But on that day the British Army came to know that he is in Alfred Park, so they reached Alfred Park.
Then, there was a fight between the Azad and the British police. Azad asked Sukhdev Raj to leave and he continued fighting alone. He was firing from behind a tree and the police were shooting from a distance. It is said that Azad always use to keep one bullet separately in his pocket because when the end time comes, he would not come into the hands of the British police but can rather kill himself with his bullet.
The same happened on the day when all the bullets were fired, there was only one bullet left in his pocket. Azad then put the bullet in his pistol and shot himself. Therefore, he was always free and will be. Today the Alfred Park was renamed Chandrasekhar Azad Park.
Sardar Udham Singh
Just as the second name of bravery is Bhagat Singh, the other name of revenge is Udham Singh. It is said that people’s intentions also change with time. But this is not a story but an anecdote that shows how someone can keep their intentions so strong and alive.
This is the story of Sardar Udham Singh who waited for 21 years for his revenge and the revenge was to kill General Dyer. This General Dyer was the one who had killed thousands of innocent people in Jallianwala Bagh in 1919. Udham Singh’s childhood went through many difficulties. He lost his parents at a very young age. He was then raised in an orphanage.
On 13 April 1919, he was in Jallianwala Bagh with his friends and they were working to provide drinking water to the people who came there. Then General dyer suddenly attacked and started shooting from all sides. People started jumping in the well to escape, some tried to climb on the wall but failed, because the speed of bullet was faster than the speed of climbing. Thousands of people lost their lives that day and Udham Singh saw this incident in front of his eyes.
Revenge Of Udham Singh – Great Young Freedom Fighter
At that time Udham Singh was around 19 or 20 years old. At the same time, he had decided that his life now has only one goal and that is to kill General Dyer. A few years passed and Udham Singh went to Africa to do some wage work. After that he went to America and joined a party there named Ghadar Party.
After some years, he came back to India when Bhagat Singh called him. But due to some illegal work, he was imprisoned for 4 years. After his release from prison, he went to Germany in 1931. He lived there for a few years and in 1934 he moved to London and worked as an engineer there. Amidst all this, he was looking for a chance to kill General Dyer.
His Dream Fulfilled After Waiting 21 Years
Such a long wait ended on 13 March 1940 when General Dyer came to London for a meeting at the Caxton hall. Udham Singh was also present there and he also had a revolver which he had bought in London. General Dyer was on stage and Udham Singh was there in front of him. Moments later, Udham Singh fired at General Dyer. After that, he did not run away but got himself arrested because his dream was now fulfilled.
On 1 April 1940, he was convicted for the murder of dyer and placed in brixton jail. There he was asked the reason behind the murder, then he said
He was on hunger strike for 42 days during the trial. At the time of trial, he is repeatedly asked why he killed dyer and his answer remains the same. On 31 July 1940, he was hanged in pentoville prison. His ashes were brought to India on 19 July 1974, and even today it is kept in the jaliawalan bagh muesum.
Ashfaq Ullah Khan‘s father Shafik Ullah Khan belonged to an army family and his mother was also from a well-educated family. Apart from these, there were many other people in his family who worked on the reputed post.
One of his incident was very famous, Kakori Incident which he had done with other great freedom fighters like Chandrashekhar Azad, Ram Prasad Bismil, Thakur Roshan singh, Rajendra Lehri. He along with Ram Prasad Bismil, Thakur Roshan Singh, Rajendra Lehri was jailed on charges of Kakori incident and was later hanged by british govt.
Ashfaq Ullah Khan will always be in the heart of all of us and will keep us motivated for the country.
Sukhdev Thapar & Shivram Rajguru
Two other freedom fighters were also hanged along with Bhagat Singh and they were Sukhdev Thapar and Shivram Rajguru. Sukhdev Thapar and Shivram Rajguru’s incident was very famous that they both along with Bhagat Singh killed British officer J.P Saunders. That J.P Saunders was the one who killed Lala Lajpat Rai by hitting continously a stick on his head.
As a revenge, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and the rest of the companions made a plan to kill J.P Saunders and they were successful too. Later Sukhdev Thapar & Shivram Rajguru were also sentenced to death.
Rani Lakshmi Bai
Whenever it comes to women power, one name definitely comes in our mind that is Rani Lakshmi Bai. Rani Lakshmi Bai was very brave since childhood. She used to do sword fighting, horse riding, hunting since childhood.
The British Army was to shiver by her name. Rani Lakshmi Bai had a very famous fight when she fought with the British Army, at that time she was riding on a horse, she had swords in both her hands and also she tied her 3 years child on her back while fighting with army. She was in her 20s of her age. Can you just imagine? How courage one need to fight in such situation.
Even today also, the example of Rani Lakshmi Bai is given for women’s empowerment and courage.
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