1. Subhash Chandra Bose
He was very well educated and believed that there shouldn’t be any tolerance for racism, casteism, and religious separation. It was on Hitler’s suggestion that he made the Indian National Army.
The slogan he gave, “Jai-Hind” is still on everyone’s mind.
2. Mahatma Gandhi
He was a man with strong values. He helped reduce poverty, empower women and bring Swaraj- self-rule.
He was also a believer in non-violence and led Quit India Movement, Non-Cooperation Movement among others.
3. Sarojini Naidu
Termed as the Nightingale of India, Sarojini Naidu was a social activist and a poet.
She was the first woman to become the Governor of India.
She travelled to different states and conveyed speeches on social welfare and through her poetries; she unrolled the message of independence.
4. Babasaheb Ambedkar
He formulated the India Constitution and played a remarkable role in influencing modern India.
As a victim of the caste system, he converted to Buddhism and helped other lower caste members to rise above the torture.
5. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
He contributed more after India gained independence as well. India was separated into many princely states after the independence.
He made sure that all the domains were eliminated for the benefit of the country as the nation should be under only one government.
6. Annie Besant
She firmly believed in Indian self-rule. During World War I, she formed the Home Rule League that crusaded for freedom in India.
She got involved in Indian Politics and was also elected as the president of the Indian National Congress. She was also a Woman’s Right Activist.
7. Bhagat Singh
He along with his friends Rajguru and Sukhdev fought many revolutionary wars, revolting against every British Rule that was put up against the civilians and the right of humanity. They were soon arrested and hanged to death. This instead of quieting the masses proved to be a catalyst as it ignited a fire that no one could blow out.
They kept uttering “Sar kata sakte hair par sar jhuka sakte nahi” which meant “We can have our heads chopped but not bowed.”
8. Chandra Shekhar Azad
He first participated in Gandhi’s non-cooperation movement and he later applied the use of arms for the freedom struggle. He established the Hindustan Socialist Republic Association.
He loathed the British Rule so much that he ended his life by shooting himself because he preferred dying with pride than at the hands of the British Police.
Written by Durva Bhatt
A bibliophile who is fuelled entirely by caffeine, sarcasm, fandoms and random thoughts.