Chakravarti Rajagopalachari

Chakravarty Rajagopalachari, affectionately known as Rajaji, was an ardent patriot, clever politician, pioneering social reformer, keen thinker, profound scholar, accomplished author, outstanding administrator and wise statesman. Above all, he was a moral giant and a crusader for freedom, democracy and human rights. Born on December 10, 1878, in Hosur taluk of Salem district in Tamil … Read more

Khudiram Bose

Indian freedom struggle is full of legendary heroes. Many of those heroes have been seeped away by time but their contributions have been etched into the memories of Indian people. One such legend was Khudiram Bose who defied all odds and terrified British rulers. Khudiram Bose became a martyr at a tender age of 19. … Read more

Dadabhai Naoroji

Fondly called as the “Grand Old Man of India”, Dadabhai Naoroji played a significant role in the initial period of Indian freedom struggle. He was in fact, one of the founding members and architects of freedom movement of India. Born in a poor Parsi family in Bombay on September 4, 1825, Dadabhai Naoroji was the … Read more

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

The real name of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin. Popularly known as Maulana Azad, he was one of the foremost leaders of Indian freedom struggle. Maulana Azad was not just a prominent freedom fighter. He was also a renowned poet and scholar. He was highly educated and travelled to different countries … Read more

Bhikaji Cama

Bhikaji Cama is also known as Madam Cama and is considered as the mother of Indian revolution because of her contributions to Indian freedom struggle. Madam Cama holds an important place in the annals of Indian freedom movement. Her name symbolised courage, integrity and perseverance. Fearlessness was the hallmark of her personality. She gave it … Read more

Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai was born on January 28, 1865. He was fondly known as Lala ji among the people. Lala Lajpat Rai was one of the foremost freedom fighters in India. Born in village Dhudike in the present day Moga district of Punjab, Lala ji was designated the title of Punjab Kesari (Lion of the … Read more

Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Gopal Krishna Gokhale was one of the leading lights of the Indian Independence Movement. He was a senior freedom fighter and also a respected leader of the Indian National Congress. He was widely respected because of his knowledge and intellect. Gopal Krishna Gokhale was also considered as the political Guru of the Father of the … Read more

Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu was one of the front rank leaders of the freedom struggle. She knew no fear as a person and as a patriot. Presiding over the 41st session of the Indian National Congress, she had said that, “in the battle for liberty, fear is the one unforgivable treachery and despair, the one unforgivable sin”. … Read more

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi played a major role in defining the destiny of India. She was one of strongest women leaders of last century. Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister of India, and daughter of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Born on November 19, 1917 in Allahabad, she was also known as Indira Nehru Gandhi. She was born … Read more

Mangal Pandey

Mangal Pandey literally fuelled the fire of Indian freedom struggle. He gave rise to armed revolution against the British rule. His biggest contributions to Indian freedom struggle is that he gave belief to fellow fighters that British can be revolted against and they can be defeated as well. He led the first mass movement against … Read more