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Unveiling the Stories of India’s Freedom Fighters

81. Abdul Bari (1892-1947)

Abdul Bari

He was an Indian academic and social reformer, he had a vision of India freed from slavery, social inequality, and community disharmony. He participated in the freedom movement and finally sacrificed his life for the cause.

82. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari (1880-1936)

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari

Ansari was an icon of the Khilafat movement and also the close companion of Gandhi. He worked hard to achieve unity between Hindus and Muslims with the firm belief that Indian independence is the solution to unite various communities.

83. Hakim Ajmal Khan (1868-1927)

Hakim Ajmal Khan

He was the pioneer of Unani medicine in modern India, as well as a freedom fighter and follower of Mahatma Gandhi in the Indian independence movement. He was against the British policy of abolishing indigenous healing systems for Western medicine.

84. Hasrat Mohani (1878-1951)

Hasrat Mohani

He was an Indian activist, and a freedom fighter, the founding leader of the Indian Communist Party, and a renowned poet in Urdu. He invented the remarkable slogan Inquilab Zindabad in 1921 and was also the first person to demand complete Independence.

85. Subramanya Bharathi (1882-1921)

Subramanya Bharathi

He was a poet, a freedom fighter and a social reformer of Tamil Nadu. His songs about nationalism helped to unite the masses to support the Independence movement. His best works, namely Kuyil Pattu, Panchali Sapatham, and Kannan Pattu, were composed in 1912.

86. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883-1966)

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

Veer Savarkar was a great revolutionary in the history of India’s struggle for independence. He was a great speaker, scholar, prolific writer, historian, poet, philosopher, and social worker. His original name was Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

87. Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917)

Dadabhai Naoroji

Naoroji is also credited with the founding of the INC(Indian National Congress) and written a book highlighting the poverty and Un-British Rule in India which brought the attention of draining India’s wealth into Britain.

88. Dr. Zakir Husain (1897-1969)

Dr. Zakir Husain

He returned to India to lead Jamia Millia Islamia, which was scheduled to close in 1927. He served for 21 years as a leader of academics and leaders of an institution intimately involved in the struggle for freedom against British Rule in India.

89. Maruthanayagam Pillai (1725-1764)

Maruthanayagam Pillai

In the 1750s, when the English and French were at war, Robert Clive, impressed by Mohammed Yusuf Khan’s fighting ability, enlisted him in his army and helped him train in Europe. He was also popularly known as “Muhammed Yusuf Khan”.

90. Rani Gaidinliu (1915-1993)

Rani Gaidinliu

At 13, she joined the Heraka religious movement of his cousin Haipou Jadonang. The movement then became a political movement that seeks to expel the British from Manipur and the surrounding areas of Naga.

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