Freedom fighters are the great men/women that brought us glory and freedom from the then Ruthless Britishers. British Rule or more commonly known as “British Raj” was brought to end mainly because of these Freedom Fighters. They deployed all sought of strategies which included both Physical and Psychological tricks to get India independence. There were once these biographical movies which were made on these Freedom Fighters but today we don’t see them any more, they have just got limited to some historical books. It is because of these brave men that we enjoy our rights today and are able to lead a life full of amenities and in some case luxuries. Also we know that these Freedom Fighters wouldn’t have dream’t of the India the way it has become today (Thanks to the Politicians) but also a lot of their dreams would have certainly been fulfilled.
Here is the list of Top 10 Freedom Fighters:
10. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Gopal Krishna Gokhale was one of the earliest freedom fighters who revolted against the British Rule and fought for India’s independence. He founded Servants of India Society and fought against social discrimination’s like untouchability and discrimination. He strictly practiced non violence and wanted to bring in social reform with in the Functional society of India. He was also one of the founders of the very famous Indian National Congress. His verbal attack and rivalry against Bal Gangadhar Tilak affected his repute.
9. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Bal Gangadhar Tilak was a Social Reformer and an Indian Freedom Fighter, he wanted every individual to have his/her complete rights and was against discrimination for caste an color. Bal Gangadhar Tilak had amassed huge following of people of India and thus was able to carry on protests against British Government with ease. He was also known as the “Father of the Indian unrest” and fought for Swaraj (self-rule). He is one of the major candidate for the Greatest Freedom Fighters of India and he had an important role in the freedom of India.
8. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Vallabhbhai Patel popularly known as Sardar (leader) by his followers was a man of beliefs. He was also known as the Iron Man of India since he believed in unified India and fought against British Rule with immense supremacy. He fought for Social rights of peasants and helped them fight back against Britishers in Peaceful and non violent way. He was one of the founding members of Indian National Congress and pioneered in advocating Quit India Movement. He was also the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Independent India. He was thus one of the Greatest Freedom Fighters of India.
7. Subhas Chandra Bose aka Netaji
Subahas Chanra Bose also known as Netaji was the man behind Indian National Army then Azad Hind Fauz, He conceived the idea of India’s army even before the independence and thus made sure that he selects the best men who can fight with him against the Britishers. He attacked the British Rule during World War II so that it gets difficult for Britishers to fight war on two ends. Unlike other Freedom Fighters Netaji Subash Chandra Bose led an armed struggle against the Britishers. He was followed and admired by a lot of younger Freedom Fighters of India.
6. Lal Bahadur Shastri
Lal Bahadur Shastri was an active figure in the Independence movement for India. He entered the fight for Independence with the support of Gandhi ji and then fought for the rights of peasants and farmers. He was jailed twice for the fight of Independence but he stuck to his mission of Independence. He became the second prime minister of Independent India and was known for his integrity and truthfulness.
5. Chandrashekhar Azad
Chandrashekhar Azad was one of the most prominent Indian Freedom Fighter and he founded the very famous Hindustan Republican Association. He picked up handful of fearless freedom fighters that had the courage and abilities to fight the British Government. Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh is also often referred to as Chandrashekhar Azad’s finding. He was extremely intelligent and thus able to devise plans that uprooted the British Raj. He was ultimately killed by the Police before India could get independence.
4. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
Dr. Rajendra Prasad was although a lawyer by profession but he left law to join Independence Movement against Britishers. He was one of the first members of Indian National Congress, also he was one of the most active members in the Champaran revolt. He wanted India to become socially reformed, and he also helped people in the 1914 floods. He wanted India to remain unified and thus had a lot of discussion with the opposing members. Although his wish to keep India unified couldn’t get fulfilled but he was an active participant in drafting Indian Constituency. Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first President of the independent India.
3. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was a man who fought for independence with his power and influence, he was the barrister and soon became the president of Indian National Congress. His association with Gandhi ji was long one and the power of both of them helped fight against the Ruthless British rule. He was part of non-cooperation movement which was mainly focused over the anti-governmental measures been taken by Britishers to surpass the poor society of India. Nehru was also the man that brought in cooperation of international community that pressurized Britishers to leave India. He was also part of civil disobedience moment. Similar to Gandhi Ji he advocated non violent behavior. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of the independent India.
2. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi was the greatest Freedom Fighters of India, he advocated simple living and high think mythology. Gandhi practiced non violent behavior, and focused on helping people through civil disobedience. Gandhi inspired more movements then any other Freedom Fighter and had the highest mass following. He supported peasants fight against the British Government through his simple ways that made him immensely popular among the people of India and was followed like God. He promoted philosophy of Satyagraha and Ahinsa. Also Gandhi has been critized by many for not stopping India and Pakistan’s diversion.
1. Shaheed Bhagat Singh
Shaheed Bhagat Singh, was the youngest Freedom Fighter at the time of his death in this list (just 23 years). But it’s not the years that actually count but the work that has been done. In his short life he was the man that actually forced Britishers to leave India. He was single handedly responsible for the end of British Rule. Unlike other Freedom Fighters he didn’t believe in Non Violence. Bhagat Singh was part of numerous organizations, out of which the most prominent been Hindustan Republican Association. He pleasing personality and never die attitude made him hugely popular and a hero of both Young and Old. He was hanged at the age of 23 years but that gave the fight for Indian Independence a new start since a lot of New Freedom Fighters arose after seeing the death of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Hence Bhagat Singh is undoubtedly the greatest Freedom Fighter of India.