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CHANDRA SHEKHAR AZAD
Freedom Fighter


Chandra Shekhar Azad
QUICK FACTS
NAME: Chandra Shekhar Azad
OCCUPATION: Freedom Fighter
BIRTH DATE: July 23, 1906
DEATH DATE: February 27, 1931
PLACE OF BIRTH: Bhavra

Chandra Shekhar Azad was a revolutionary freedom fighter. He will always remain immortal in the annals of history as a man who sacrificed his life on the altar of freedom. Azad was born at a place called Jhalra in Madhya Pradesh.

He ran away from home when young, reached Kashi (Benaras) and joined the freedom struggle when still young. In 1921, he received his first punishment for revolutionary activities. He was sentenced to fifteen lashes. With each stroke of the whip the young patriot shouted "Bharat Mata Ki Jai". He was undaunted and he badly scared the British with his courage and rebellion against the oppression of the Indians. He was killed in an encounter with the British forces in Allahabad.





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