CHANDRASHEKHAR AZAD BIOGRAPHY, DEATH
When apprehended by the police at age 15 while participating in Mohandas K. Gandhi’s or Mahatma Gandhi’s Non-Cooperation Movement (1920–22) at Banares (now Varanasi), he gave his name as Azad which in Urdu translates to “Free” or “Liberated” and his address as “prison.” The incident in which although because of his age he was not imprisoned, he was given a severe flogging by the police brought him to attention, the Indian National Congress (Congress Party) soon lionized him, and he gained popularity among the Indian people.
In February 1922, Gandhi’s suspended his Non-Cooperation Movement due to after several policemen had been murdered by a revolutionary mob at Chauri Chaura which disappointed Azad and he went on to join the radical Hindustan Republican Association (HRA). In HRA, Azad participated in several violent crimes, notably the Kakori train robbery (1925) and the revenge killing of a British police officer JP Saunders at Lahore in 1928, where he sought to avenge the killing of Lala Lajpat Rai.
Known for his organizational skills, Azad played a key role in reorganizing the HRA as the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association after most of the HRA’s members had been killed or imprisoned. His crimes had made him a wanted man, but Azad was able to elude the police and its informants for several years. According to Jawaharlal Nehru’s autobiography, it was during this period of underground existence that Azad met Nehru in early 1931 to enquire whether—under the discussions being held that resulted in the signing of the Gandhi-Irwin Pact in March—the revolutionaries could expect a fair deal leading to their honourable rehabilitation.
CHANDRASHEKHAR AZAD PARK & CHANDRASHEKHAR AZAD DEATH
Azad’s struggle for freedom continues to be inspirational for Indian youth. He dreamt of an independent India and was determined never to be captured by police which led him to constantly on the move. On February 27, 1931, Azad arranged to meet a revolutionary at Allahabad’s Alfred Park now known as Azad Park or Chandrashekhar Azad Park where Chandrashekhar Azad died.
HOW DID CHANDRASHEKHAR AZAD DIE?
The man who refused to bow down to the British forces. Azad was betrayed to the police, who surrounded him as soon as he entered the park. Following which a gun battle ensued, in which two police officers were wounded and Azad was fatally shot.
WHEN DID CHANDRASHEKHAR AZAD DIED?
The Indian revolutionary who organized and led a band of militant youth during India’s independence movement died at a young age of 24 on February 27, 1931, Allahabad).
POPULAR CHANDRASHEKHAR AZAD QUOTES
If one views Chandrashekhar Azad’s biography or Chandrashekar Azad’s Punyatithi, they would realise that Azad had an extremely revolutionary ideology concerning the freedom movement. He shared popularity amongst the masses by his self-taken name “Azad” and vowed to free the motherland from the clutches of the British. Thus, Azad revolutionised the youth by giving highly motivating slogans which are now also known as Chandrashekhar Azad quotes.
While in lifespan, the slogans lit the spirit to fight for the country, today they continue to be motivating given how they showcase the strong feeling of patriotism and self-motivation. Here are some of his quotes:
“If yet your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your vein.”Chandrashekar Azad
“We will face the bullets from the enemies, we are free and will remain free.”Chandrashekar Azad
“Don’t see others doing better than you, beat your records ever day because success is a fight between you and yourself.”Chandrashekar Azad
“A plane is always safe on the ground but it’s not made for that. Always take some meaningful risks in life to achieve great heights.”Chandrashekar Azad
“Aisi Jawaani Kisi kaam kin ahi jo apnni matribhoomi ke naam na aa sake.”Chandrashekar Azad
“Aap har din dusro ko apni record todne ka parteeksha mat karo. Balki khud use todne ka prayatna karo.”Chandrashekar Azad
“I believe in a religion that propagates freedom, equality and brotherhood.”Chandrashekar Azad
“Mera naam Azad, mere pita swadheen aur mera ghar jail hain.”Chandrashekar Azad
You might be interested in: SANDEEP MAHESHWARI: COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY AND LIFE JOURNEY