Freedom Fighters of India and their Information

Here are a list of freedom fighters of india and their contribution as follows.

Veluthampi Dalawa (1765-1809)


An illustrious son of Travancore, Veluthampi was the Da!awa (chief among ministers in the Travancore royal cabinet). Leading a people's struggle, Veluthampi came out with a public announcement (Kundara Proclamation) against the white rulers. He decided not to give into the British arrogance, killed himself at a temple in Mannadi.


Tatya Tope (1814-1859)


Tatya Tope was a prominent martyr who gave up life for the mother land. He was Nana Saheb's army chief and an expert in guerilla warfare. He led the war against the British and captured many forts back from the British. He was held captive and hanged to death by the British.


Nana Saheb (1824-1859)


History has it that India's first efforts to gain independence from the British were spearheaded by great men like Nana Saheb. His fight against the British gained in strength, but he was overcome by the British. Nana Saheb took off for the woods of Nepal to seek refuge in the dense forests.


Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917)


Dadabhai Naoroji was one of the founders of the Indian National Congress. He formed the India Association and the East India Association in London. Naoroji then got elected to the British parliament, where he fought for the rights of the Indian community. He lambasted the British for explicating the wealth of India through a book Poverty and Un-British Rule.


Annie Besant (1887-1933)


Annie Besant is an Irish woman who came to India in 1893. She stood with Indian leaders like Bal Gangadhar Tilak for the freedom of the country. She started Home Rule Movement in 1908. Chaired Calcutta session of Indian National Congress in 1915. She was the symbol of awakening of women.


Madan Mohan Malvya (1861-1946)


A staunch worker of the Indian National Congress. Malvya was born on December 25. 1861 He founded 'Hindu Samaj' for the propagation of Hindu culture. He worked hard for the social and educational development of the people, especially Hindus. In 1915 he established the Hindu University in Kasi. He passed away on November 12, 1946.


Lala Lajpat Rai (1865-1928)


Better known as the Lion of Punjab, Lala Lajpat Rai was born in Ludhiana. He plunged headlong into the freedom struggle. He founded the Servants of the People Society. Agitating against the Simon Commission, Rai was brutally beaten up which led to his passing away.


Gopalkrishna Gokhale (1866-1915)


Gandhiji's political guru, Gopalkrishna Gokhale was born in Ratnagiri, in Maharashtra. He got in touch with Ranade and decided to work for the society. In 1905, he was elected as the president of Indian National Congress. He founded Servants of India Society in 1905 itself.


Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is considered as the father of the Indian nation. In 1893, he left India for South Africa and fought for the civil rights of the Indians there. He initiated the satyagraha model of struggle in 1901, and later on in his efforts to fight the British armed with the weapons of peace and non-violence. He became Mahatma, or the Great Soul to every Indian for his unrelenting struggle for India's freedom. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on 30th January 1948 by a Hindu fanatic.


Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875-1950)


Vallabhbhai Patel was accorded the title of Sardar for leading the Bardoli strike against the taxation policies of the British administration. He was also a strong force behind the Quit India movement and Gandhiji’s Dandi Yatra. After independence, Sardar Patel was accorded the title of Iron Man of India for his efforts to make as many as 600 little kingdoms in the length and breadth of India part of the nation.


C. Rajagopalachari (1878-1972)


Rajaji, as he is better known, was a man with high diplomatic skills. After pursuing a career in law for 19 years, Rajaji took the plunge into politics and joined Gandhiji's non-cooperation movement. Rajaji was the first and last Governor General of independent India. He is also the founder of the Swatantra Party.


Abul Kalam And (1888-1958)


Abut Kalam Azad was the first Education Minister of free India. His writings posed major challenges to the British government in India as well as the orthodox community. Azad had the opportunity to join hands with Gandhiji and he also became part of the Non-co-operation Movement. Azad also presided over the sessions of the INC for six years.


Khan Abdul Gafar Khan (1890-1988)


Also known as Badshah Khan and Frontier Gandhi. Gafar Khan was born in a family of Pathans. In a bid to help the rural children get proper education, he formed an organisation called Darul Uloom. Khan then founded an organization called Khudai Khit Madgad, which aimed at propagating the message of peace.


Subhas Chandra Bose (1897-1945)


Subhas Chandra Bose tread the revolutionary path in India's freedom movement. He passed the Indian Civil Service exam from London. He was president of the INC twice. Later on he quit the Congress to form the Forward Block. In 1943, he formed the Indian National Army.


K. Kamaraj (1903-1975)


Kamaraj became part of the freedom struggle under Gandhiji's influence. He joined the Congress and took part in the Vaikom Satyagraha along with E. V. Ramaswamy Naicker. He later on became the chief minister of Tamil Nadu in 1964, he was made the president of INC. Kamaraj changed the face of the agricultural and industrial scenes of Tamil Nadu.


Bhagat Singh (1907-1931)


Bhagat Singh was the courageous Sikh who dedicated his life for the freedom of his motherland. He quit studies to be part of the independence movement. He founded the Nau Jawan Sabha and rechristened the organization as the Hindustan Socialist Republican Party. He was arrested and hanged to death by the British, when he was just 24 years old.