12 Freedom Fighters Who Sacrificed Their Lives for Indian Independence

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India’s struggle for Independence was indeed tough. Being ruled over by the British for a long time, Indians finally got their freedom after decades. All of these were possible just because of the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives. Here are 12 such freedom fighters.

1. Bhagat Singh

Alongwith Sukhdev and Rajguru, he fought against all the British laws that were inhumane. They were hanged to death.

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2. Mahatma Gandhi

He is also known as the Father of the nation. He gave up his law career to bring freedom for the country. He is taught in schools till date.

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3. Mangal Pandey

He was the mind behind the ‘Revolt of 1857’. He fought against the East India Company.

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4. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

He was the founder of the ‘Azad Hind Fauj’. He raised his voice for intolerance towards racism, caste-differentiation and religious separation.

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5. Sarojini Naidu

She is also known as the ‘Nightingale of India.’ She was a social activist and particularly emerged during the Partition of Bengal in 1905.

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6. Rani Lakshmibai

She fought against the British army with courage and bravery for saving the state of Jhansi.

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7. Chandra Shekhar Azad

He was a part of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Institution as well as Gandhiji’s non-cooperation movement.

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8. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

An active participant of the Quit India movement and the Civil Disobedience Movement, he was also a prominent leader of the Indian National Congress. He made sure to abolish all the monarchies in India.

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9. Bahadur Shah Zafar

The Red Fort was his territory. The sepoy mutiny arranged against the East India Company was led by him.

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10. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

He was one among the trio Lal, Bal, Pal. He founded schools and published newspapers.

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11. Tantia Tope

English generals were frightened by hearing his name. He accepted death gracefully upon being cheated by his friend.

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12. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

He drafted the Indian constitution and also, was engaged in abolishing the prevailing caste system in India.

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These freedom fighters are our pride. They are the only reason we are able to live freely and peacefully today.


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