Chandra Shekhar Azad 113th Birthday: 7 interesting facts about freedom fighter


Chandra Shekhar Azar, widely known as Azad, was an Indian
revolutionary who reorganized the Republican Hindustan
Association under the new name Socialist Republican Army
of India (HSRA) after the death of its founder Rama Prasad
Bismil and three other prominent party leaders Roshan Singh. ,
Rajendra Nat Lahiri and Ashfaqullah Khan.

One of the most famous freedom fighters in India, he was born
as Chandrashekhar Tiwari on July 23, 1906 in the village of
Bhabhra (city) near Jagrani Devi Tiwari, the third wife of Sitaram
Tiwari. Although his mother wanted him to be a great scholar in
Sanskrit, in 1921, when Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi founded
the Movement for non-cooperation, he was joined by 15-year-old
student Chandra Shekhar. As a result, he was arrested.


It is believed that, being presented before the judge, he called
his name “Azad” (“Free”), the name of his father - “Svatantrata” (Independence), and his residence - “Prison”. From that day on,
he became known as the people of Chandra Shekhar Azad.

On the anniversary of his birth, Vice-President of India M.
Venkayya Naidu tweeted: “I pay tribute to the fighter for the
revolution, Chandra Shekhar Azad, on the anniversary of his
death. His patriotism and courage inspired other generations
to join the Indian struggle for independence. # Chandrashar
Azad. "


As India remembers one of its greatest revolutionaries on the 113th anniversary, here we will look at some interesting facts about it:

He took the surname Azad, because in Urdu it meant "free." He
promised the British police that they would never catch him alive.

The tragedy of Jialanval Bagha, which occurred in 1919, occurred
when he decided to join the movement for refusing to cooperate,
which was led by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920.

He was the chief strategist of the Hindu Socialist Republican
Association (HSRA).


Bhagat Singh joined Azad after the death of Lala Lajpat Rai,
after he was beaten by the police. Azad taught Singh and other
secret questions.

He became very popular after the robbery of the Kakori train in
1925 and the assassination of Assistant Superintendent Saunders
in 1928.

Azad was injured in the process of defending himself and Suhdeva
Raj, killed three policemen and injured others. His actions allowed
Sukhdev Raj to escape.

He was martyred in Alfred Park, which was renamed Chandra
Shekhar Azad Park.

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