61. Ashfaqulla Khan (1900-1927)
Ashfaq’s parents thought that Ashfaq was dominated by evil spirits when he whispered the name of Ram, a Hindu Lord.
His parents called a neighbor who told them that Ashfaq did not whisper the name of the Hindu Lord Ram, but that, in fact, Ashfaq remembered his best friend, Ram Prasad Bismil, whom he called Ram.
Bismil and Ashfaqulla were friends and involved in Kakori Train incident to loot the money for revolutionary activities against the British, once police arrested but somehow they escaped.
Pathan the friend ran into the money greed announced by the British in Ashfaq’s head and called the police who arrested Ashfaq the next morning.
When Ashfaq was in prison, the police superintendent, who was a Muslim, went to Ashfaq and said: “Ashfaq, I am also a Muslim. I can get you released if you become a government approver and testify against Bismil.
Ashfaq’s last words were warning: I warn you, never say those words. Ramprasad is my brother. I would rather die under Hindu rule than live under British rule.
When Gandhiji launched the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1921 and asked people not to pay taxes, revolutionaries like Ashfaq and Bismil actively participated in this movement and whole-heartedly supported Gandhiji’s efforts to free India from foreign domination.
62. Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar (1878-1931)
Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar was an Indian leader, activist, scholar, and poet, among the main leaders of the Khilafat movement. He attended the first meeting of the Muslim League in 1906. He began his own newspapers called Hamdard and Comrade in 1911.
He went to England in 1919 to stop the deposition of the Turkish sultan, Mustafa Kemal, who was the caliph of Islam. The rejection of British Muslims caused the Khilafat movement by Muslims. In 1921, he actively reunited Muslims against British rule and, therefore, was imprisoned for 2 years. He fell ill and died shortly thereafter in London on January 4, 1931.
63. Dr. Maghfoor Ahmad Ajazi (1900-1966)
He founded the All-India Jamhur Muslim League to counter Jinnah’s All-India Muslim League for opposing the division of Motherland and the creation of separate Pakistan. Acharya J.B.kripalani said while condoling his death: Ajazi was a great patriot.
Regretting his death, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad, the late president of India, stated that “Dr. Ajazi was at the forefront of India’s struggle for independence, the story of his life is a unique and interesting story of an important moment in the country “.
64. Hyder Ali (1720-1782)
Hyder Ali was a great Indian general whose exceptional martial splendor made him the royal ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore in southwestern India. He started his expansion of his kingdom and fought against Marathas and the British in many wars.
When the British violated the faith of the treaty, causing its loss against the Marathas in 1772, Hyder Ali avenged him by seizing Mahé of the French in 1779, and then completely devastated a British force in 1780, led by Colonel Baillie during The invasion of Carnatic Region. The British recovered with all their might in 1781, and Hyder Ali faced three successive defeats against Sir Eyre Coote and the capture of Nagapattinam by the British fleet.
65. Begum Zeenat Mahal (1823-1886)
She has greatly influenced the emperor and, after the death of the crown prince Mirza Dara Bakht, began to promote her son Mirza Jawan Bakht as heir to the throne over the eldest son of Emperor Mirza Fath-ul-Mulk Bahadur. But due to the British birthright policy, this was not accepted. She was suspected of poisoning the British resident in Delhi, Thomas Metcalfe, in 1853 for being too involved in palace affairs.
She was a great women freedom fighter who played an important role during the first Indian War of Independence (1857-1858). She was the wife of the Lucknow ruler Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. With the British victory, the emperor’s two sons were shot for supporting the rebels.
66. Tatya Tope (1814-1859)
He was the most outstanding Indian freedom fighter who participated in the revolt of 1857. He was also the follower of Nana Sahib and supported him to fight against the British, later captured by the British and got hanged.
During the siege of Kanpur, forces loyal to Nana Saheb launched an attack on British forces in the region. In the end, many members of the British army were taken prisoner or killed. Nana Sahib and Tatya Tope fled after the arrival of British reinforcements. He also joined forces with “Rani Laxmibai” in his fight against the British. According to several historical accounts, he was finally captured in April 1859 after being betrayed by an assistant and executed by the British on April 18, after a brief military trial.
67. Babu Kunwar Singh (1777-1858)
He was a freedom fighter who involved in many wars against the British during the Great Indian revolt of 1857. Even at 80 years of age, he fought British along with his brother Babu Amar Singh and his commander in chief Hare Krishna Singh.
During his last battle, which took place on April 23, 1858, near Jagdispur, the troops under the control of the East India Company were completely defeated. On April 22 and 23, wounded, he fought bravely against the British army and, with the help of his army, chase the British army, knocked down the Union Jack from the fort in Jagdishpur and raised the flag.
68. 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 in the revolt.
69. 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 in the procession.
70. Khudiram Bose (1889-1908)
He was a freedom fighter, one of the youngest revolutionaries in the Indian independence movement. Bose was influenced by the notion of karma in the Bhagavad Gita and participated in revolutionary activities aimed at freeing India from the British government.