The Indian liberation struggle against the British saw widespread support from citizens across the nation. Millions of men and women battled united against the British Raj’s horrors from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Assam to Gujarat. While many bravely devoted their lives to safeguarding their motherland’s honor, many were wounded and endured incarceration. Here are a few courageous freedom warriors from Indian History who dedicated their life for the sake of our dear nation:
For his enormous contributions to India’s independence, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is honored as the Father of the Nation. He not only led India to independence, but he served as an inspiration for countless independence fights and human rights movements throughout the world. Gandhi, also known as Bapu, popularised the idea of nonviolent in India. The reality that he had been eligible to join the people in the independence movement is to his credit.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Vallabhbhai Patel was given the title “Sardar” for his heroic contributions to the Bardoli Satyagrah. Because of his valiant efforts, he became known as “the iron man of India.” Sardar Patel was an attorney before joining the liberation struggle to serve India against British oppressors. Following independence, he was appointed India’s Deputy Prime Minister and committed himself to integrating princely states into the Union of India.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Lal Bahadur Shastri was a silent but active independence fighter, who took part in Mahatma Gandhi’s Quit India, Civil Disobedience, and Salt Satyagrah movements. For his active involvement, he was sent to prison for a substantial amount of time. Following liberation, he served as Home Minister until becoming Prime Minister of India in 1964.
Subhash Chandra Bose
He was an extreme patriot, and his final nationalism made him a legend. Bose was a member of the Indian freedom fighters’ hardline faction. From the early 1920s through the end of 1930, he was the head of a revolutionary young faction of Congress. Bose opposed Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent beliefs, thinking that only a militarised revolution could drive the British out of India.
Bhagat Singh was one of India’s most radical liberation activists. He was a contentious, but revered, a character in India’s liberation movement. This revolutionary hero was born into a Sikh family in the undivided state of Punjab and retained his family’s history as well as his nationalism till his death. In 1928, he was implicated in a plan to kill James Scott, a British police superintendent, in retaliation for the demise of Lala Lajpat Rai.
Apart from these, there are far many freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the independence of our country. Some got their dues through popular recognition and many names never saw the light of the day.