About Chandra Shekhar Azad
Today India is celebrating Chandra Shekhar Azad’s, popularly called ‘Azad’, 112th birth day. On Twitter, PM Modi also tweeted on his anniversary and wrote, “On his birth day, my tributes to the nice Chandra Shekhar Azad. A brave son of Bharat Mata, he sacrificed himself in order that his fellow citizens get freedom from victimization. Generations of Indians are impressed by his spirit.”
Here are some interesting facts to understand regarding the life and times of the nice freedom fighter who never given himself to British forces.
- As a revolutionary, he adopted the last name Azad, which implies “free” in Urdu. Legend has it that whereas he adopted the name, he vowed the police would ne’er capture him alive.
- Chandra Shekhar Azad, who was also called Chandra Shekhar Tiwari, was born within the current Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh.
- Born on July 23, 1906, he took part in India’s struggle for freedom at a really young age.
- Moved by the atrocity of the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy, he participated within the Non-Cooperation Movement that was led by mahatma gandhi in 1920.
- He was a part of Kakori Train robbery of 1925 and therefore the shooting of British peace officer JP Saunders at Lahore in 1928.
- He passed away at Alfred Park in Allahabad on 27 february 1931 once he was just 25.
- Chandra Shekhar’s mother wished to create her son a great Sanskritic language scholar and then she persuaded his father to send him to Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi to study Sanskritic language.
- In December 1921, when mahatma gandhi launched the non-cooperation movement, he joined in despite being simply a student.