India’s history has been unambivalently quoted throughout the books. It has a long herald of heroes and macular personalities liberating India to the modern day equivalent. But the history has been sitting idle on the shelves attracting dust and mite all along. We along with our team has geared up to unearth some interesting facts about the nation. Here’s us with an entry into ’10 Interesting Facts about Chandra Shekhar Azad’.
Chandra Shekar Azad was born on 23rd July 1906 in the Jujhautiya Brahmins family. His parents were Pandit Sitaram Tiwari and Jagrani Devi. He was born in the Bhavra village, equivalent to the modern day Alirajpur district in the heart of Madhya Pradesh.
A man who revolutionized the Indian free movement against the British Rule, Chandra Shekhar Azad is a name that echoes long into eternity. He adopted the last name Azad in a signified to be never caught alive by the British force. He lived along with his promise till his death.
1. As a revolutionary he adopted the last name ‘ Azad’ which means ‘free’ and he was popularly known as Azad.
2. His mother wanted him to study and become a great Sanskrit scholar.
3. Azad was only 15 years old when he was arrested for the first time for joining Gandhi’s Non-Cooperation Movement. and it is said that on being produced before a judge, he gave his name as ‘Azad’, father’s name as ‘Swatantrata’ (independence) and residence as ‘Jail’.
5. He was the chief strategist of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA).
6. He became very famous for the Kakori Train robbery in 1925 and the killing of the assistant superintendent Saunders in 1928.
7. Azad had made a pledge that the Police will never capture him aliveand his favourite verse was: Dushman ki goliyon ka hum samna karenge, Azad hi rahein hain, azad hi rahenge!
8. The massacre of the Jallianwala Bagh which took place in 1919 was when he decided to join the Non-Cooperation movement led by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 .
9. He was lovingly called “Quick-silver” for his restless enthusiasm.
10. He played a key role in the Kakori conspiracy, where he looted the train carrying cash belonging to the British treasury.
11. He was very particular with expenses and monitored every transaction he always believed that the money donated to their party by the people should solely be used for the Nation.
12. Alfred Park, where he became a martyr, was renamed as Chandrasekhar Azad Park.