Top 10 Indian Freedom Fighters | The Original Rebel

Freedom fighters are the great people who brought us glory and freedom from the Britishers on 15th August 1947. Their strategies included both physical and psychological tricks to get independence. On 26th January 1948 Indian constitution was prepared and celebrated as the republic day of India. But some people don’t value their hard work and sacrifices. Some of these freedom fighters are from high, reputed family, but they sacrifice their life for the country. There are so many known and many unknown super heroes who died for their country and at least we could not let their sacrifices go in vain. This post is tribute to all those fighters, read more on Top 10 Indian Freedom Fighters.

10. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

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Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14th November 1889 and was the first prime minister of India. He was part of non-cooperation movement and civil disobedient moment that forces the Britishers to leave India. In 1920 he became the leader of the Indian National Congress. His association with Gandhi ji helped him to fight against the ruthless British rule. He contributed his entire life to the country and on 27th May 1964 he died due to the heart attack.

9. Lal Bahadur Shastri

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Lal Bahadur Shastri born on 2nd October 1904 was the second prime minister of the republic of India and a leader of the Indian national congress party. He became a national hero after the victory in the Indo-Pak war of 1965. He was inspired by the work of Mahatma Gandhi and against the caste system and worked for the improvement and development of low caste people.

8. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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Bal Gangadhardhar Tilak born on 23rd July 1856 was a journalist, teacher, Indian nationalist, a lawyer and an Independence activist. He was the famous leader of the Indian Independence Movement and British authorities called him “Father of the Indian unrest”. He was famous for his quote “Swaraj is my birth right and I shall have it”.

7. Lala Lajpat Rai

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Lala Lajpat Rai born on 28th January 1865 was an Indian politician and author who was a leader in the freedom fight from the British Raj. He is also known as Punjab Kesari means The Lion of Punjab. On 17th November 1928, he died when leading a non-violent protest against the Simon commission.

6. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi born on 2nd October 1869 and was the leader of Indian nationalism during British rule in India. He is also called Bapu, father in India. He led the Indians challenge the British to remove salt tax, Dandi salt march in 1930 and later force Britisher to Quit India in 1942. He was imprisoned for many years for his country. On his birthday, 2nd October is commemorated as the International day of nonviolence.

5. Rani Lakshmibai

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Rani Lakshmibai born on 19th November 1828 was the queen of the Jhansi located at the north central part of India. She was one of the leaders of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. On 10th May 1857 the Indian Rebellion started in Meerut and she was a symbol of resistance to the rule of the British East India Company in the subcontinent.

4. Chandrashekhar Azad

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Chandrashekhar Azad was born on 23rd July 1906 and popularly known as Azad. After the death of Ram Prasad Bismil he reorganized the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA). He is considered to be the idol of Bhagat Singh and the chief of the HSRA. On 27th February 1931 he shoots himself with Alfred Park in Allahabad because he pledged to never capture alive.

3. Subhas Chandra Bose

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Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist whose patriotism and loyalism made him a hero in India. He became the congress President in 1938 and 1939. He also organized the Indian national army with a large number of Indian soldiers. He was imprisoned many times for his role in the civil disobedience movement.

2. Mangal Pandey

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Mangal Pandey born on 19th July 1827 was a soldier in the 34th Bengal native infantry regiment of the British East India Company. He played a key role in preceding the outbreak of the Indian rebellion of 1857 and widely regarded as the freedom fighter in modern India. He was against the usage of cartridges greased with cow fat. As the result, his punishment was seen as the start of the Indian rebellion of 1857.

1. Bhagat Singh

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Bhagat Singh was considered to be the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement. He was involved in the murder of the British police officer John Saunders for seeking revenge for the death of Lala Lajpat Rai. On 23rd March 1931 he was hanged to death for his participation in the murder. But he remains popular among the Indian youth and commemorated with a big bronze statue in the Parliament of India.

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