Famous Indian Revolutionaries

When pleas and petitions bring little results, revolutionaries emerge – they cannot be characterized into any particular sect, caste or religion. They are but united by a single motive – to bring about a change in the current system be it political, religious or economic. India, the land with the richness of culture, heritage and legacy, underwent a tumultuous period in history when countries like France, Portuguese and British (primarily) took over the reign to limit the country and its countrymen as a mere puppets. From being the Golden Bird to an exploited land, the country became vulnerable to the attacks by the British government who firmed their control strategically. Decades of being under the British rule finally gave way to Indian revolutionaries who through their movements and propaganda led to the complete collapse of the English empire. While the country has had numerous revolutionaries, world-renowned Mahatma Gandhi, was a trailblazer of the independence struggle. He spearheaded the country to independence through his non-violence and non-cooperative movement. Other prominent national revolutionaries include Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Bhagat Singh, Kalpana Singh, Khudiram Bose, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Chadrashekhar Azad and so on. Discover through this segment the inspiring life of Indian revolutionaries and lap up yourself with some interesting facts about their activist works.

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 1 Rani Lakshmibai

Rani Lakshmibai
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Famous As: Queen of Jhansi State
Birthdate: November 19, 1828
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: June 18, 1858

 2 Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Bal Gangadhar Tilak
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Famous As: Indian teacher
Birthdate: July 23, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian
Died: August 1, 1920
Indian nationalist and freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak, also known as Lokmanya Tilak, promoted the concept of Swaraj, or self-rule. He was part of the freedom-fighter trio know as Lal Bal Pal, along with fellow Indian National Congress members Lala Lajpat Rai and Bipin Chandra Pal.
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 3 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
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Famous As: Independence Activist, Reformer
Birthdate: May 28, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian
Died: February 26, 1966

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was an Indian politician and independence activist. He formulated the Hindu nationalist philosophy of Hindutva and was a leading figure in the Hindu Mahasabha. He was known for his strong oratory skills and was an eloquent writer. He was initially charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi but was later acquitted.

 4 Chandra Shekhar Azad

Chandra Shekhar Azad
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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: July 23, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian
Died: February 27, 1931

 5 Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai
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Famous As: Freedom Fighter
Birthdate: January 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian
Died: November 17, 1928

Lala Lajpat Rai was an Indian politician who played a major role in the Indian Independence movement. He is credited with inspiring many young men, including Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad, to join the freedom struggle through journalistic writings and activism. He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari

 6 Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo
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Famous As: Political and Spiritual Leader
Birthdate: August 15, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian
Died: December 5, 1950

Sri Aurobindo was an Indian philosopher, poet, yogi, teacher, and nationalist. He was one of the most influential leaders of the Indian independence movement before becoming a spiritual reformer, focusing on spiritual evolution and human progress. He is credited with founding the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, which continues to serve spiritual aspirants from all over the world.

 7 Mangal Pandey

Mangal Pandey
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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: July 19, 1827
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian
Died: April 8, 1857
Indian soldier Mangal Pandey was a significant figure in the Indian rebellion of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny, or First War of Independence. Pandey was a sepoy of the British East India Company’s 34th BNI Regiment. His life inspired the Bollywood movie Mangal Pandey: The Rising
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 8 Birsa Munda

Birsa Munda
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Famous As: Tribal Leader Who Revolted Against the British Rule
Birthdate: November 15, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: June 9, 1900

 9 Begum Hazrat Mahal

Begum Hazrat Mahal
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Famous As: Wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah
Birthdate: 1820 AD
Nationality: Indian, Nepalese
Died: April 7, 1879

Also known as Begum of Awadh, Begum Hazrat Mahal was the second wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. She is remembered for rebelling against the British East India Company during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Following her husband’s exile, she took over affairs in the state of Awadh. However, she was forced by the British to abandon Awadh.

 10 Tantia Tope

Tantia Tope
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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: 1814 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: April 18, 1859

 11 M. N. Roy

M. N. Roy
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Famous As: Indian Revolutionary
Birthdate: March 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian
Died: January 25, 1954

 12 Surya Sen

Surya Sen
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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: March 22, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian
Died: January 12, 1934

 13 Pandurang Shastri Athavale

Pandurang Shastri Athavale
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian
Died: October 25, 2003

 14 Nana Saheb

Nana Saheb
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Famous As: Peshwa of the Maratha Empire
Birthdate: May 19, 1824
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian
Died: 1859 AD

 15 Bakht Khan

Bakht Khan
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Famous As: Rebel
Birthdate: 1797 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: May 13, 1859

 16 Har Dayal

Har Dayal
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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: October 14, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian
Died: March 4, 1939

 17 Purushottam Das Tandon

Purushottam Das Tandon
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Famous As: Freedom Fighter
Birthdate: August 1, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian
Died: July 1, 1962

 18 Jagjit Singh Chauhan

Jagjit Singh Chauhan
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Famous As: Leader
Birthdate: 1929 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: April 4, 2007

 19 Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh
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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: September 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian
Died: March 23, 1931

Bhagat Singh is one of the most revered freedom fighters of Indian Independence movement. His execution by the British rulers at a young age of 23 inspired many young people to join the freedom struggle. His life’s mission was to free India from colonial rule and his legacy as a symbol of bravery and patriotism continues to live on.

 20 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
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Famous As: Indian scholar
Birthdate: November 11, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: February 22, 1958

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was an Indian independence activist, Islamic theologian, and scholar. He played a key role in the Indian independence movement, serving as a senior leader of the Congress. His contribution to the Indian education system is recognized across India by celebrating his birthday as National Education Day