Nation remembers its great revolutionary and freedom fighter, Chandra Shekhar Azad who sacrificed his life for the motherland in 1931.
Chandra Shekhar Azad was born on 23 July 1906 in Bhavra village, in the present-day Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh.
Azad was the mentor of Bhagat Singh, another great freedom fighter.
Azad was involved in the Kakori Train Robbery of 1925 and in an attempt to blow up the Viceroy’s train in 1926.
Azad reorganised the Hindustan Republican Association under the new name of Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) after the death of its founder, Ram Prasad Bismil and three other prominent party leaders, Roshan Singh, Rajendra Nath Lahiri and Ashfaqulla Khan.
Azad died at Alfred Park in Allahabad on 27 February 1931 when he went to the city to meet with a revolutionary colleague, Sukhdev Raj.
Azad got wounded in the process of killing three policemen and wounding some others.
After a long shootout, holding true to his pledge to never be captured alive, he shot himself dead with his last bullet.
Chandra Shekhar Azad’s fierce patriotism and courage inspired others of his generation to enter freedom struggle.