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Chandra Shekhar Azad Freedom Fighter of India

Chandra Shekhar Azad Freedom Fighter of India’s 90th death anniversary is on 27 February 2021.

Chandra Shekhar Azad Freedom Fighter of India just like many young freedom fighters of India who Marty for their country’s freedom such as Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar-Chandra Shekhar Azad was one of the legendary revolutionists who influences millions of Indians to fight against inequality and to fight for their freedom. He encouraged many generations of Indians to end living in the British sovereignty in India the sacrifices he did for the nation and his tremendous enrichment to the independence effort and other civil matters.

Chandra Shekhar Azad Freedom Fighter
Chandra Shekhar Azad Freedom Fighter of India

The great freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad was born on July 23, 1906. Azad was moved into the Indian independence campaign at a tender age. Many of us know him and call him by the name Chandra Shekhar Azad but few of us know his original name was ‘Chandra Shekhar Tiwari.’


Chandra Shekhar obtained his education from Sanskrit Pathshala, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. He was included in revolting movements at a very tender age. He later became a part of the independence effort in the year 1921 when he was just a high school student. 

In December 1921, he also took a significant part in Mahatma Gandhi began the non-cooperation campaign in India. Azad became an important character in the campaign and he was captured by the British police. When British officials produced Azad before a magistrate, he presented his name as “Azad”, and also when a judge asked him about his father’s name he named his father as “Swatantrata”.

Chandra Shekhar Azad took a part in non-cooperation campaign
Chandra Shekhar Azad took a part in non-cooperation campaign

After his arrest, Azad grew more determined following the non-cooperation campaign in 1922 was suspended. He following entered the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA), a rebellious group established by Ramprasad Bismil. When he was just 15 years old he got his first punishment when he was seized by the British officials and condemned to 15 whip splashes.


As a rebellious freedom fighter, he chose his last name as Azad, which means “free.” The story has it that while he embraced the name Azad, he pledged the police would never arrest him breathing. 

Chandra Shekhar Azad was a kind of freedom fighter who did not believe that brutality was intolerable in the conflict, particularly in the representation of the Jalliawallah Bagh Massacre of 1919, where British officials in cold-blooded slaughtered hundreds of defenseless civilians and injured thousands in numbers. Adolescent Azad was strongly and emotionally affected by this barbarous tragedy.


Chandra Shekhar Azad was the presentation of revolutionary India and was connected in numerous events including Kakori train robbery, assembly bomb incident, shooting of Saunders at Lahore, and to avenge the killing of Lala Lajpat Rai.

His resistance against the British government in India him a wanted man, but he was capable to escape the police for various years. He was continually on movement because of Police arresting.


But unfortunately, his move came to an end on February 23, 1931, police encircled Azad and moreover this he was thrashed on his right leg which causes it challenging for him to run off. After the tough encounter with the police, he was left with just one bullet in his gun and he was surrounded by policemen, he saw himself outnumbered by the British police officials. He killed himself with that one bullet he had left. 

Chandra Shekhar Azad shot himself
Chandra Shekhar Azad shot himself

Chandra Shekhar Azad has gone fulfilling his oath of never being arrested breathing. He endured and breathed only for 25 years but his part in India’s freedom is extraordinary, unforgettable, and motivated many Indian’s to become a significant part of India’s independence fight.

Azad vowed to free India from the hold of the British peoples. The memorable phrase slogan he gave to Indians during the independence struggle is, “Aab bhi jiska khoon nahi khaaula vo khoon nahi vo paani hai, jo desh ke kaam na aaye vo bekaar jawani hai” sparked the enthusiasm to struggle for the independence of the nation.