Chandra Shekhar Azad’s 86th Martyrdom Day observed

Chandra Shekhar Azad’s 86th Martyrdom Day observed on 27th February. Chandra Shekhar Azad, the mere name that could make a British policeman during the British Raj era break into cold sweat.

He was born on 23 July 1906, in Bhavra, Alirajpur. He died on 27 February 1931 at Allahabad. He lived for mere 24 years, but made a world of difference to India’s freedom struggle.

When he died, freedom for his beloved nation was nowhere in immediate sight. But he created huge dents in the colonizers’ morale and inspired the generations to come.
He was involved in:
1. the Kakori Train Robbery of 1925,
2. the attempt to blow up the Viceroy’s train in 1926,
3. the shooting of JP Saunders at Lahore in 1928 (to avenge the killing of Lala Lajpat Rai).
Source- The Indian Express

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