Top 5 Freedom Fighters of India

India got freedom on 15th August 1947 from the British.  Every year this day is celebrated as the Independence Day. If not for our freedom fighters, this would not have been possible. There many people who fought for the freedom of India in their own way.  It is actually very difficult to say who the top 5 are, while most of them have worked really hard in their own way to get freedom for India. Not just men, many women were also there who fought for India.

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Here are the top 5 Freedom Fighters of India

Rani Laxmi Bai

She was the Queen of Jhansi after her husband King Gangadhar Rao was killed by the British. She had an all-woman army who fought till the end against the British.  Laxmi Bai was a very brave woman who fought till the end. Her own son died at the age of 4 months. She then adopted the son of Gangadhar Rao’s cousin. There was a time when she had her adopted son on her back when she was fighting.

Bhagat Singh

He did not believe in Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology. He dared to throw a bomb in the legislature when the session of the British Government was on. He died at a young age of 23. He was hung to death by the British. He is known as “Shaheed” Bhagat Singh.

Mahatma Gandhi

He was fondly called as “Bapu” and is also called as “Father of the Nation”.     He struggled very hard to bring peace in India. He had head strong principles. He had led the Dandi March, Quit India Movement, Non Cooperation Movement. If not for Gandhi, we may still have lived under the British. His contributions for freedom of India are numerous. Apart from fighting for freedom, he stopped untouchability, he tried to reduce poverty, helped women get their rights are a few to name.

Mangal Pandey

He started the “ Sepoy Mutiny” in 1857. This was known as the first war of independence. He was one of the key fighters during this war. He is known as the first soldier who went against the East India Company.

Subhash Chandra Bose

He founded the Indian National Army. He believed in the teachings of Swami Vivekananda. He motivated the general public to fight for freedom. He had cleared Indian Civil Service exams which was very rare those days. He was fondly called as “Netaji”. Later in his struggle, his ideas did not match that of Mahatma Gandhi’s  so he parted ways with Gandhiji.

A few more who deserve a mention are Chandrashekar Azad, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Sarojini Naidu, B. R, Ambedkar,  Sardar Vallab Bhai Patel, Tatya Tope, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopal Krishna Gokhale , Madame Bhikaji Cama, Kasturba Gandhi etc.