Chandra Shekhar Azad's death anniversary: Facts you need to know about freedom fighter

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New Delhi, Feb 27: Chandra Shekhar Azad, hero for millions of Indians, died on February 27, 1931. To evade arrest by the British police, he fired one bullet in his temple at Allahabd's Alfred Park, which was later renamed after him.

He sacrificed his life for India's freedom. He was 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.

Chandra Shekhar Azad

Here are some facts you need to know about the hero of India's freedom fighter

  • He was born on July 23, 1906 in village Bhavra of Jhabua district, Madhya Pradesh.
  • His father's name was Pandit Sita Ram Tiwari and mother's name was Jagrani Devi. 
  • He did his early schooling in his village only. Later he moved to Sanskrit Pathashala at Varanasi for higher studies.
  • He told his name as 'Azad', his father's name as 'Swatantra' and his residence as 'prison' when he was produced before court.
  • Since then the title Azad was associated with him
  • Fumed over his answers, the magistrate ordered 15 lashes of flogging as punishment.

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