Chandrashekhar Azad interesting facts – Shaheed Chandrashekhar ‘Azad’ was a freedom fighter of the Indian freedom struggle. He was one of the revolutionary companions of Shaheed Ram Prasad Bismil and Shaheed Bhagat Singh. ‘I will live and die free’ was the slogan of Chandrashekhar Azad. He was the great revolutionary freedom fighter of the country who sacrificed his life for the freedom of India.
At the age of just 24, Chandrasekhar became a martyr while fighting against the British. In this article, let’s read Chandrashekhar Azad biography and some unknown facts about Chandrasekhar Azad.
Facts about Chandrasekhar Azad- Chandrashekhar Azad interesting facts
- Chandrashekhar Azad was born on 23 July 1906 in Bhabra village, Madhya Pradesh. His father’s name was Pandit Sitaram Tiwari and his mother’s name was Jagrani Devi.
- Chandrashekhar started his studies from the Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh and was later sent to the Sanskrit Vidyapeeth in Varanasi.
- Azad’s childhood was spent playing with the Bhil children. Here he learned to shoot and use a bow and arrow. He always wanted to fight for the freedom of India.
- Chandrashekhar joined Gandhiji’s non-cooperation movement in 1921. At that time he was only 14. He was arrested shortly after joining the movement.
Do read: Timeline of Indian Freedom Struggle
Chandrashekhar Azad Life – Chandrashekhar Azad interesting facts
- When the judge asked him his father’s name, Chandrashekhar told his name as Azad, his father’s name Independence and his Address as Jail. Since then Chandrashekhar Sitaram Tiwari got the name, Chandrashekhar Azad.
- Chandrashekhar Azad became a member of the revolutionary party ‘Hindustan Republican Association’ party after the non-cooperation movement stopped. He played an effective role in the team. He later became the Commander-in-Chief of this party. Chandrasekhar took an active part in the famous ‘Kakori Kand’.
- Under the successful leadership of Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt carried out the bomb blast in the Central Assembly of Delhi. Chandrashekhar vowed not to die at the hands of the British and kept it.
Chandrashekhar Azad biography – Chandrashekhar Azad interesting facts
- On 27 February 1931, when Chandrashekhar Azad was planning an attack with his partner Sukhdev Raj sitting in Alfred Park, the British army surrounded them. Azad fiercely single-handedly fought the army for a very long time. And when finally he was left with only one bullet, he thought that if I fire this bullet, I may get arrested alive, so he fired the last bullet on himself. Chandrashekhar Azad died in this incident.
- The park in which Chandrashekhar died was renamed Chandrashekhar Azad Park.
He will always live in the hearts of people. The whole nation salutes him.