Ten interesting facts about Chandrasekhar Azad


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  1. Chandrasekhar Azad was born on July 23, 1906 in a village Bhavra of Jhabua district, Madhya Pradesh to Pandit Sita Ram Tiwari and Jagrani Devi.
  2. Azad did his early schooling in his village only. Later he moved to Sanskrit Pathashala at Varanasi for higher studies.
  3. He joined the non-cooperation of Mahatma Gandhi when he was 15, but later progressed to the more aggressive movement.
  4. He joined the Hindustan Republican Association in 1922, and later reorganized it when the leadership was killed.
  5. As a revolutionary, he adopted the last name Azad, which means “free” in Urdu
  6. Azad as involved in the Kakori Conspiracy (1926), the attempt to blow up the Viceroy’s train (1926), the Assembly bomb incident, the Delhi Conspiracy, the shooting of Saunders at Lahore (1928) and the Second Lahore conspiracy.
  7. Azad, who was skilled in archery, made Jhansi the hub for his activities for some time. In a forest near Jhansi he trained other members of his group in shooting practice.
  8. He met Jawaharlal Nehru in early 1931 to discuss about the terms of the forthcoming Gandhi-Irwin Pact. Nehru did not agree with Azad on certain points though he gave him some financial assistance for his work.
  9. Bhagat Singh joined Azad following the death of Lala Lajpat Rai, after he was beaten by police officials. Azad trained Singh and others in covert activities.
  10. On February 27th 1931 at Alfred Park in Allahabad Chandra Shekhar Azad was encircled by the police. To evade arrest by the British police, he fired one bullet in his temple at Allahabad’s Alfred Park, which was later renamed after him.
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