The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi has saluted Indian revolutionary freedom fighters Chandra Shekhar Azad, and Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak on their birth anniversaries. In a tweet, Mr. Modi said that he salutes the courageous Chandra Shekhar Azad, who won the admiration of countless Indians due to his valour and the great Bal Gangadhar Tilak inspired several people to devote themselves to the freedom struggle.
Azad was born on July 23, 1906 in Bhavra village, in the present-day Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh while Tilak was born in Ratnagiri in Maharashtra on July 23, 1856. On February 27, 1931, Azad shot himself dead with his last bullet when he was surrounded by police at Alfred Park in Allahabad while Tilak died on August 1 1920.
Courtesy: Business Standard