Chandra Shekhar Azad was one of the most revolutionary and determine freedom fighters of India.
He was born on 23rd July 1906 in Bhabhra village locate in Madhya Pradesh.
His orginal name was Chandra Shekhar Tiwari which later became Chandra Shekhar Azad.
When the Non-Cooperation Movement was at its height in 1921, Chandra Shekhar, a student, join as a 15-year-old.
Chandra Shekhar Azad was consequently taken into custody on 20th December.
A week after, when Chandra Shekhar Azad was brought before Justice M. P. Khareghat, the Parsi district magistrate, he identified himself as “Azad” (The Free), gave his father’s name as “Swatantrata” (Independence), and his home as “Jail“.
Chandra Shekhar Azad was subject to brutal punishment by the court for this.
Chandra Shekhar Azad later join the the revolutionary movement Hindustan Republican Association (HRA) and start to raise funds for it through robberies of government buildings.
He revenged Lala Lajpat Rai’s murder by taking part in Kakori Train Robbery in 1925, the shooting of John P. Saunders in Lahore in 1928, and finally, the attempt to blow up the Viceroy of India’s train in 1929.
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Interesting facts about Chandra Shekhar Azad
- Chandra Shekhar Azad was sent to Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi because his mother want to make him a Sanskrit scholar.
- He came to be known as Chandrashekhar Azad after he announce his name as Azad when present before the court during the Non-cooperation movement.
- Chandra Shekhar Azad was an expert marksman and use to practice shooting regularly.
- He was involve in the assassination of the assistant superintendent of police, John Poyantz Saunders in 1928.
- Chandra Shekhar Azad died by shooting himself in the head.
- Police came to arrest him at Alfred Park in UP’s Allahabad.
- Chandra Shekhar Azad indulge in a shootout and got hit in the right leg.
- Finding it difficult to escape, Chandra Shekhar Azad, holding his pledge to always remain Azad (free), shot himself with the last bullet left in his gun.