Chandrashekhar Azad

Chandrashekhar Azad Birth Anniversary: Interesting Facts about him


“If yet your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your veins.” One of the most compassionate and revolutionary liberation warriors the nation has ever known remarked, “For what is the flush of youth if it is not of use to the motherland?” Chandrashekhar Azad motivated young people and helped India reclaim its independence from colonial domination.

Chandrashekhar Azad, who was born Chandra Shekhar Tiwari on July 23, 1906, in the Madhya Pradesh hamlet of Bhavra, was motivated to fight for his nation at a very young age. Chandrashekhar Azad joined Mahatma Gandhi’s Non-Cooperation Movement while he was just 15 years old.

He eventually joined the Hindustan Republican Association, which he later changed to the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association after a few years (HSRA). He was a close friend of Bhagat Singh and gained notoriety as a result of the 1925 HSRA-organized Kakori Conspiracy.

Azad’s mother intended to turn him into a Sanskrit scholar, thus she sent him to Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi. Upon he gave his name as Azad when being brought to the court during the Non-cooperation movement, he became known as Chandrashekhar Azad. He constantly engaged in shooting practice since he was a skilled marksman.

In 1928, he participated in the murder of John Poyantz Saunders, an assistant superintendent of police. He shot himself in the head to end his life. He was taken into custody by police near Alfred Park in Allahabad, UP. He took part in a shooting and was wounded in his right leg. He found it difficult to flee, so he took the final bullet in his rifle and shot himself, vowing to always be Azad (free).