The Freedom Fighters of India were individuals who fought for freedom and actively participating in our national movement in India to get rid of all the colonies that came to India in the name of trade and for other purposes.

There were many types of people who settled in India like Dutch, Portuguese, English, French, Turkish and many others.

The main problem was with the British started trading and after some time saw the opportunity and founded the East India Company.

They had the power to rule in India under the charter granted by Queen Elizabeth. They treated the Indians as British slaves for a long period of time for centuries.

Our Indian freedom fighters opposed this and fought against them. There are many of our great national leaders in India who have been neglected with the masses, we should be proud of our national leaders of India, salute them!

According to the people of India, “Mahatma Gandhi” is considered as the first fighter for the freedom of India on the list of great leaders who have taken active participation in the national movement.

With his practice of the law, took the responsibility to act peacefully against the British.

There were only a few national leaders got attention in the freedom movement, so we tried to cover as many people who have contributed or sacrificed their lives for us who have been neglected to appear on the frontier.


  • Hansraj Ahir Minister of State responded to a question raised in Rajya Sabha said: India still has 37,356 freedom fighters living and receiving a pension of 594.81 crores of rupees.

Let us see the freedom fighters names list and information with pictures below.

List of Freedom Fighters of India with Images

1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948)

He was a great freedom fighter and an influential person for millions of people around the world after an incident occurred while traveling by train. He played a leading role in India’s struggle for independence.

Read more >> Mahatma Gandhi

2. Subhash Chandra Bose (1897 – 1945)

He is famous throughout India as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He fought continuously against the British regime for independence. Netaji left for Tokyo on the plane, but the plane crashed in Formosa, but his death remains a mystery.

Read more >> Subhash Chandra Bose

3. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 – 1964)

He became the first prime minister of independent India, so he is named the architect of modern India. He loved children so much, so his birthday on November 14, celebrated as Children’s Day in India. He was called Chacha Nehru by the children.

Read more >> Jawaharlal Nehru

4. Tilka Manjhi (1750 – 1785)

Tilka Manjhi was the first Adivasi leader to take up arms against the British in 1784, some 100 years earlier than Mangal Pandey. He organized Adivasis to form an armed group to fight against the exploitation of the British.

Read more >> Tilka Manjhi

5. Sucheta Kriplani (1908 – 1974)

Sucheta was greatly inspired by the work of Mahatma Gandhi and in 1946 she joined Kasturba Gandhi Memorial Trust as secretary of the organization. In her last years, she started working for weaker sections of the society.

Read more >> Sucheta Kriplani

6. Taraknath Das (1884 – 1958)

He was the founder of the Indian Independence League, carried out by Panduranga Khankoje. He even received funds to launch Free Hindustan newspaper, was an anti-British organization that led to the formation of the Gadar party.

Read more >> Taraknath Das

7. Surendranath Banerjee (1848 – 1925)

He was selected for the Civil Services of India in 1896 but was fired for controversial reasons. He was a founding member of INC and was twice elected president. He played an important role in Swadeshi movement and against the partition of Bengal.

Read more >> Surendranath Banerjee

8. Ullaskar Dutta (1885 – 1965)

Professor Russell, one of the British professors, made offensive comments about the Bengali community. Ullaskar felt insulted and attacked the professor. He was a member of the Jugantar party and tried to assassinate a brutal magistrate, Kingsford.

Read more >> Ullaskar Dutta

9. Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev (1907, 1908, 1907 – 1931)

Bhagat Singh and his friends planned to throw a low intensified bomb in parliament and they surrendered, they were sentenced to 14 years of life in 1929. In another case, they have sentenced to death, their last word was “Inquilab Zindabad”.

Read more >> Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev

10. Sarat Chandra Bose (1889 – 1950)

He was an Indian freedom fighter and also the elder brother of Subhas Chandra Bose. He was the head of the NCI in the Central Legislative Assembly. After independence, Sarat Chandra Bose directed the Forward block, formed by his brother.

Read more >> Sarat Chandra Bose

11. Chandra Shekhar Azad (1906 – 1931)

Under the leadership of Azad, and his friends executed a bomb explosion at Central Assembly in Delhi. One day while Azad was sitting in Alfred Park, the police surrounded him, and he doesn’t want to take his life from British so ended by shot himself.

Read more >> Chandra Shekhar Azad

12. Bhupendra Nath Datta (1880 – 1961)

In his youth, he was closely associated with Jugantar movement as editor until his arrest and imprisonment in 1907. His elder brother was Swami Vivekananda. The Asian Society today celebrates the commemorative conference to honor Datta.

Read more >> Bhupendra Nath Datta

13. Jayaprakash Narayan (1902 – 1979)

He was an independent Indian activist and a great political leader of India. He was called JP and Loknayak (leader of the masses). He was the true follower of Gandhi’s principles. He was very interested in the political development of the country.

Read more >> Jayaprakash Narayan

14. Pulin Behari Das (1877 – 1949)

He is the founding president of Dhaka Anushilan Samiti. Later, he was influenced by a yogi and had a sense of detachment from the physical world. He published 2 periodicals Hak Katha and Swaraj. He also criticized the principles of nonviolence.

Read more >> Pulin Behari Das

15. Atulkrishna Ghosh (1890 – 1966)

Ghosh was a revolutionary from Bengal. He was totally opposed to discrimination of caste and religion and was a strong advocate of liberal democratic ideas. His contribution to the Indian struggle for independence is very profound.

Read more >> Atulkrishna Ghosh

16. Bhola Paswan Shastri (1914 – 1984)


He is one of the revolutionaries who played a critical role in the freedom struggle of India. He was born in the untouchable community though he turned into a dynamic individual, who was patriotic for his country and involved in social problems.

Read more >> Bhola Paswan Shastri

17. Birsa Munda (1875 – 1900)


He was the first tribal leader who rebelled against British rule. As a child when he was traveling from one place to another in search of work helped him understand the problems that the community was suffering from British oppression.

Read more >> Birsa Munda

18. Sahajanand Saraswati (1889 – 1950)


Although Sahajanand Saraswati was born in the northwestern provinces, his social and political activities focused mainly on Bihar in the early days and gradually spread to the rest of India with the formation of the All India Kisan Sabha.

Read more >> Sahajanand Saraswati

19. Ram Manohar Lohia(1910 – 1967)


He was first and foremost a man of ideas. That does not mean that his short life was without action: there was his clandestine work during the Quit India movement, the liberation of Goa, the democracy movement in Nepal, etc.

Read more >> Ram Manohar Lohia

20. Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918 – 1999)


He was the freedom fighter who actively participated in the independence of India. He joined the National Congress of India as a member to involve in Freedom Struggle. He has managed numerous portfolios and held high positions in Indian politics.

Read more >> Shankar Dayal Sharma

21. Sachindra Nath Sanyal (1893 – 1942)


An Indian revolutionary and founding member of the (HSRA), which was created to carry revolutionary activities against the British rule in India. He was sent to the dreaded cell prison of Andamans, where he wrote the famous book “Bandi Jeevan”.

Read more >> Sachindra Nath Sanyal

22. Bagha Jatin (1879 – 1915)


Jatindranath Mukherjee remembered as Bagha Jatin, was one of the leading Bengali revolutionaries fighting against British rule in India. In addition to the conflict with the British, he was also involved in the German plot of the First World War.

Read more >> Bagha Jatin

23. Manmath Nath Gupta (1908 – 2000)

Manmath Nath Gupta

He was an Indian revolutionary writer and author of autobiographical, historical and fiction books in Hindi, English, and Bengali. He joined the Indian independence movement at the age of 13 and was an active member of HSRA.

Read more >> Manmath Nath Gupta

24. Baikuntha Shukla (1907 – 1934)

Baikuntha Shukla

Shukla was an Indian nationalist and a revolutionary belonging to a family of Yogendra Shukla. He was a teacher in Mathurapur who was hanged for murdering Phanindra Nath Ghosh, on the year 1934, he was hanged at the Gaya Central Prison.

Read more >> Baikuntha Shukla

25. Shriram Sharma (1911 – 1990)

Shriram Sharma

He was a social reformer, a prominent philosopher, a visionary of the new golden age and founder of “All World Gayatri Pariwar”, based in Haridwar. His most inspiring contribution is to help young people develop a character fits Indian values.

Read more >> Shriram Sharma

26. Ganesh Dutt Singh (1868 -1943)


Sir Ganesh Dutt Singh was an Indian administrator serving the British and an educator. He did much to improve education and health services in the state of Bihar and Orissa before the independence of India from Great Britain.

Read more >> Ganesh Dutt Singh

27. Raj Narain (1917 – 1986)


He was a freedom fighter and an Indian politician. He won a famous case of electoral negligence against the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, which allowed him to be disqualified and become imperious in India in 1975.

Read more >> Raj Narain

28. Yamuna Karjee (1898 – 1953)


From his studies, he was attracted by the struggle for freedom of India and by the Kisan movement and the peasant movement, he became a close association with the revolutionary peasant leaders in the movement.

Read more >> Yamuna Karjee

29. Prem Krishna Khanna (1984 – 1993)

Prem Krishna Khanna

Khanna was a contractor for the railways of India. He was a close associate of the famous revolutionary Ram Prasad Bismil. Khanna had a license to own a Mauser gun, which was sometimes used by Bismil for his various revolutionary actions.

Read more >> Prem Kishan Khanna

30. Dinesh Gupta (1911 – 1931)


During his studies at Dhaka College, Dinesh joined Bengal Volunteers, a group organized by Subhas Chandra Bose in 1928, during the session of the INC in Calcutta. Soon the Volunteers of Bengal became a more active revolutionary association.

Read more >> Dinesh Gupta

31. Ram Prasad Bismil (1897 – 1927)

Ram Prasad Bismil

Ram Prasad Bismil was an Indian revolutionary who participated in the Mainpuri conspiracy of 1918 and the Kakori conspiracy of 1925 and fought against British imperialism. He was interested to learn English, even though his father was not satisfied.

Read more >> Ram Prasad Bismil

32. Prafulla Chaki (1888 – 1908)

Prafulla Chaki

Prafulla Chaki was a Bengali revolutionary associated with the revolutionary group Jugantar. Along with another revolutionary leader, Khudiram Bose, he was elected to murder Kingsford, magistrate of Muzaffarpur, in Bihar.

Read more >> Prafulla Chaki

33. Sidhu Murmu (1855 – 1856)

Sidhu Murmu

Sidhu Murmu was a well-known person of the Santhal rebellion fought against British domination and corruption caused by the high-class people and the Zamindars in a disrespectful way in the place of Jharkhand.

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34. Kanha Murmu (1855 – 1856)

Kanhu Murmu

Santhal Rebellion was to overthrow British rule and the atrocities of the corrupt capitalist system of high caste zamindars. The state of Jharkhand saw this rebellion and praised him and his brother as a great leader.

Read more >> Kanhu Murmu

35. Azimullah Khan (1830 – 1858)

Azimullah KhanAzimullah Khan was also known as Krantidoot Azimullah Khan (Krantidoot in Hindi for “ambassador of the revolution”).

Azimullah Khan was involved in the Indian rebellion of 1857, mainly ideologically, influencing important nobles such as Nana Sahib.

Read more >> Azimullah Khan

36. Karyanand Sharma (1901 – 1965)

Karyanand Sharma

Sharma was a prominent freedom fighter of India and a revolutionary peasant leader who led several movements against the zamindars and the British government of India and fought for the rights of the peasants.

Read more >> Karyanand Sharma

37. Mangal Pandey (1827 – 1857)

Mangal Pande

Pandey joined the British Army of the East India Company in 1849. A new rifle was built in India and he doesn’t want to use it because it contained grease with animal fats. He refused to obey British orders and the war against the British started.

38. Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai (1828 – 1858)

Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai

Jhansi became an important woman of the revolt of 1857. She began to create an army of volunteers. She was the great heroine of the Freedom Struggle. Her life is an exciting story of femininity, courage, adventure, and patriotic.

39. Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1884 – 1963)


Rajendra Prasad was an outstanding political leader, lawyer, statesman and social worker. He took an active part in the freedom movements of India. He joined the National Congress of India in 1911. He was elected President of INC.

40. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875 – 1950)

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

His name was Vallabh Bhai Patel, but his name was Sardar because he had the leadership qualities that led India to independence. He took an active part in Quit India movement and uniting states also got the name “Iron Man of India”.

41. Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904 – 1966)

Lal Bahadur Shastri

He played an important role in the non-cooperation movement in 1921, March Dandi in 1930 and the Quit India Movement in 1942. Even today, Indian remember Lal Bahadur Shastri for his simplicity and patriotism.

42. Udham Singh (1899 – 1940)

Udham Singh

Shaheed Udham Singh was 20 years old at the time of the massacre. After the Jallianwala Bagh incident, he involved in the freedom movement to obtain the independence of India from the British.

43. Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856 – 1920)

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Through “Kesari” and “Maratha” newspapers, he expressed his ideas to the masses. Tilak has been imprisoned several times. Once in prison, he wrote a famous book, “Gita Rahasya”. After his release, he immersed himself in the freedom struggle.

44. Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866 – 1915)

Gopal Krishna Gokhale

In 1889, he became a member of INC and began to actively contribute to the weaker section of society. He served the country at its best and due to his restless activities, it seriously affected his health and finally died on February 19, 1915.

45. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (1891 – 1956)

Dr. B.R Ambedkar

For Ambedkar, it was important to break the religious notion on which the caste system was based. He also joined Mahatma Gandhi in the Harijan movement, which opposes the social injustice faced by backward castes in India.

46. Sarojini Naidu (1879 – 1949)


In 1916, Mahatma Gandhi inspired her a lot and immediately decided to use her talent to fight for freedom because she had trouble seeing her mother, India, under the power of the British administration.

47. Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941)

Rabindranath Tagore

Two of his songs by Rabindrasangeet are more famous since they have been the national anthem of two countries like “Amar Shonary Bangla” (National Anthem of Bangladesh) and “Jana Gana Mana” (National Anthem of India).

48. Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775 – 1862)

Bahadur Shah Zafar

He was the last ruler of the Mughal dynasty, he is a great writer who wrote the pain and grief that faced the British. Most of their Urdu ghazals were lost during the War of 1857. Some of them saved and named Kulliyat-I-Zafar.

49. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (1888 – 1958)

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

By creating his own group, he helped to establish secret revolutionary centers throughout north India and mainly in Mumbai. While the British policy of “divide and rule” was rooted in the country, he opposed it for which he will be remembered.

50. Bipin Chandra Pal (1858 – 1932)

Bipin Chandra Pal

Aurobindo called “the most powerful prophet of nationalism”, Bipin Chandra advocated energetically for passive resistance, the boycott of English goods, the cessation of all association with the foreign government and the promotion of national education.

51. Vinoba Bhave (1895 – 1982)

Vinoba bhave

He joined Sabarmati Ashram and became one of Mahatma Gandhi’s closest associates. He is best known for the “Bhoodan Movement”. He also directed the “Sarvodaya movement”. His contribution to the history of the non-violent movement is still important.

52. Matangini Hazra (1870 – 1942)

Matangini Hazra

Matangini Hazra was a freedom fighter and a martyr of British bullets. However, at the end of her life, she felt the call to fight for independence so much that she repeatedly challenged the authority of the British Raj and died by saying “Vande Mataram”.

53. Begum Hazrat Mahal (1820 – 1879)

Begum hazrat mahal

During the first Indian War of Independence in 1857-58, She led a team of people who supported her in the revolt against the British. She managed to take over the control of the state Lucknow but later British forced to withdraw the state.

54. Senapati Bapat (1880 – 1967)

Senapati Bapat

The freedom fight of Senapati Bapat was not to use violence in the freedom struggle. His goal in life was to see a free India by all possible means. His last visit to jail was the refusal to speak at a public rally organized by Netaji Subash Chandra Bose.

55. Garimella Satyanarayana (1893 – 1952)

Garimella satyanarayana

He influenced and mobilized the people of Andhra against the British Raj with his patriotic songs and writings, for which he was repeatedly imprisoned. He is identified by his famous song “మాకొద్దీ తెల్ల దొరతనం” (we do not need this white rule).

56. Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi (1887 – 1971)

Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi

Before joining the INC, he was attracted to the revolutionary group. He played a valuable role in the Quit India movement. His notable writings include I Follow the Mahatma, The Creative Art of Life, Akhand Hindustan and Pilgrimage to Freedom.

57. Tiruppur Kumaran (1904 – 1932)

Tiruppur kumaran

He founded Desa Bandhu Youth Association and led demonstrations against the British. At his death, he carried the Indian flag banned by the British. The Indian Post issued a  stamp in October 2004 on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

58. Bhikaji Cama (1861 – 1936)

Madam Bhikaiji Cama

She was a pioneer among those who martyred their lives for the freedom of India. Cama and her friends designed the first tricolor flag of India and were raised on International Socialist Conference in Stuttgart, Germany on 22nd August 1907.

59. Tipu Sultan (1750 – 1799)

Tipu Sultan

He wanted to throw British from India, he sacrificed his life and his kingdom. He also took help from France to fight against the British. The British sent an ultimatum to Tipu and launched an unjust war in which Tipu died sword in hand on May 2, 1799.

60. Lala Lajpat Rai (1865 – 1928)

Lala Lajpat Rai

He was a great critic of the British government. He was deported to Burma in 1907. Upon his return, he joined the non-cooperation movement under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. He has been imprisoned several times and a true patriotic.

61. Ashfaqulla Khan (1900 – 1927)

Ashfaqulla Khan

Bismil and Ashfaqulla were friends and involved in Kakori Train incident to loot the money for revolutionary activities against the British, once police arrested and they both participated in the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1921.

62. Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar (1878 – 1931)

Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar

Muhammad Ali Jauhar is also known as Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar was an Indian leader, activist, scholar, and poet, among the main leaders of the Khilafat movement.

63. Dr. Maghfoor Ahmad Ajazi (1900 – 1966)

64. Hyder Ali (1720 – 1782)

65. Begum Zeenat Mahal (1823 – 1886)

66. Tatya Tope (1814 – 1859)

67. Babu Kunwar Singh (1777 – 1858)

68. Vinoba Bhave (1895 – 1982)

69. Khudiram Bose (1889 – 1908)

70. Dr. Zakir Husain (1897 – 1969)

71. Acharya J.B.Kripalani (1888 – 1982)

72. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905 – 1977)

73. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890 – 1988)

74. C. Rajagopalachari (1878 – 1972)

75. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888 – 1975)

76. Sarojini Naidu (1879 – 1949)

77. Sri Satguru Ram Singh Kuka (1816 – 1885)

78. Madan Lal Dhingra (1883 – 1909)

79. Saifuddin Kitchlew (1888 – 1963)

80. Abdul Bari (1892 – 1947)

81. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari (1880 – 1936)

82. Hakim Ajmal Khan (1868 – 1927)

83. Hasrat Mohani (1878 – 1951)

84. Subramanya Bharathi (1882 – 1921)

85. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883 – 1966)

86. Dadabhai Naoroji (1825 – 1917)

87. Tiruppur Kumaran (1904 – 1932)

88. Kittur Rani Chennamma (1778 – 1829)

89. Kalpana Datta (1913 – 1995)

90. Peer Ali Khan (1881 – 1958)

Peer Ali Khan changed into the part of the uprising of 1857 and he becomes additionally a number of the 14 folks who had been given capital punishment through the British regime.

He was hanged to demise for his role within the revolt and he inspired the youth of the nation to take part in the fight for freedom.

91. Tara Rani Srivastava

Tata Rani is known for her warfare in the freedom movement. It is thought that she led a procession in the front of Siwan Police Station alongside her husband and her husband became shot at some point of the procession.

She truly bandaged the wound of her husband and he or she moved forward with the procession.

Later whilst she got here returned to the spot, her husband becomes no more. She is the symbol of electricity and resolution.


These are the famous Freedom Fighters Names who played a vital role in getting freedom. In Addition we hear many times “National Leaders of India” from the children from schools afterwards only it recalls the days of Independence Day or Republic day or few were remembered with their jayanties but there are a lot of people who contributed their life to get the Freedom from the British, this is a small work collected and presented to all of our Freedom Fighters of India who has struggled and many were not know to the people much.



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