10 Things To Know About Revolutionary Freedom Fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad

Bhubaneswar: The people of India paid rich tribute to legendary freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad on his 113th birth anniversary today. On the occasion of his birth anniversary, here are few  a few facts about the fearless freedom fighter Azad, who never surrendered himself to British rule.

As India remembers one of its greatest revolutionaries on his 113th birth anniversary, here’s taking a look at a a few interesting facts about him:

He adopted the last name Azad as it meant ‘free’ in Urdu. He promised the British police that they would never catch him alive.

The Jallianwala Bagh tragedy which took place in 1919 was when he decided to join the Non-Cooperation movement led by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920.

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

Bhagat Singh joined Azad following the death of Lala Lajpat Rai, after he was beaten by police officials. Azad trained Singh and others in covert activities.

He became very popular after the Kakori Train robbery in 1925 and the killing of the assistant superintendent Saunders in 1928.

Azad was wounded in the process of defending himself and Sukhdev Raj and killed three policemen and wounded others. His actions made it possible for Sukhdev Raj to escape.

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

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