Chandra Shekhar Azad was a revolutionary and freedom fighter in making India independent movement. He was popularly known as “Azad” due to his passion for freedom. He has a great contribution in making India an Independent nation.
Azad was born on 23rd July 1906 in a Brahmin family. Chandra Shekhar Azad along with other freedom fighters fought bravely and our free nation is the result of it. In this article, we will discuss the unknown facts about him that you might not know.
Unknown Facts About Chandra Shekhar Azad That You Might Not Know:
1. As he was born in a Brahmin family his mother wanted him to pursue Sanskrit knowledge so he followed his mother’s wish and went to Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi.
2. Despite being a student, he was a part of Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation moment which started in 1921.
3. Azad learned archery from Bhils in Jhabua that really came handy during his fight with the Britishers.
4. Chandra Shekhar Azad had the greatest contribution in the Kakori Rail Dacoity that took place in the year 1925.
5. During his struggle days for the freedom of India, he adopted a name called ‘Azad’ that means ‘being free’ or ‘independent’. After he did so, he also took a vow that even if he gets caught by the British police officers, the police will never be able to catch him alive.
6. He strongly believed that India will need socialism as a basis for the future.
7. Despite he was supportive of Mahatma Gandhi, he didn’t believe in fighting with non-violence would be enough to get India its independence. When in 1919, thousands of Indians got killed in the Jalliawallah Massacre, Azad got deeply disturbed by the incident.
8. He taught Bhagat Singh and other freedom fighters the tactics and strategies after the death of Lala Lajpat Rai.
9. Chandra Shekhar Azad kept his pledge by shooting himself with a single bullet left in his gun when he got surrounded by British officers and had no chance to escape. The incident happened on February 23rd, 1931.
10. In Allahabad, the Alfred park was renamed after him to ‘Chandra Shekhar Azad Park’ and not just it, several schools and institutions are also named after him.