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Independence Day 2019: Lesser Known Freedom Fighters of India

India | Trending Desk | August 15, 2019, 9:57 am
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 1. Tirupur Kumaran: Kodi Kaatha Kumaran or Kumaran, the saviour of the national flag died from injuries sustained from a police assault on the banks of Noyyal River in Tiruppur during a protest march against the British government on January 11, 1932. At the time of his death, he was holding the flag of the Indian Nationalists, which had been banned by the British, which led him to get the moniker.

1. Tirupur Kumaran: Kodi Kaatha Kumaran or Kumaran, the saviour of the national flag died from injuries sustained from a police assault on the banks of Noyyal River in Tiruppur during a protest march against the British government on January 11, 1932. At the time of his death, he was holding the flag of the Indian Nationalists, which had been banned by the British, which led him to get the moniker.

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 Aruna Asaf Ali: She was an Indian independence activist and she is widely remembered for hoisting the Indian National flag at the Gowalia Tank maidan in Bombay during the Quit India Movement, 1942. Post-Independence, she became Delhi's first Mayor.

Aruna Asaf Ali: She was an Indian independence activist and she is widely remembered for hoisting the Indian National flag at the Gowalia Tank maidan in Bombay during the Quit India Movement, 1942. Post-Independence, she became Delhi's first Mayor.

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 Alluri Sitarama Raju: An Indian revolutionary, he led the Rampa Rebellion of 1922–24, during which a band of tribal people and other sympathisers fought in the border areas of the East Godavari and Visakhapatnam regions of Madras Presidency, in present-day Andhra Pradesh, against the British Raj. (Image: PIB)

Alluri Sitarama Raju: An Indian revolutionary, he led the Rampa Rebellion of 1922–24, during which a band of tribal people and other sympathisers fought in the border areas of the East Godavari and Visakhapatnam regions of Madras Presidency, in present-day Andhra Pradesh, against the British Raj. (Image: PIB)

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 Begum Hazrat Mahal: She rebelled against the British East India Company during the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and finally found asylum in Nepal where she died in 1879. She organised an army of women and placed Uda Devi as its commander. She actively took part in the revolt of 1857 against the Doctrine of Lapse under which Dalhousie wanted her to surrender Lucknow.

Begum Hazrat Mahal: She rebelled against the British East India Company during the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and finally found asylum in Nepal where she died in 1879. She organised an army of women and placed Uda Devi as its commander. She actively took part in the revolt of 1857 against the Doctrine of Lapse under which Dalhousie wanted her to surrender Lucknow.

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 Peer Ali Khan: An Indian revolutionary and rebel, who participated in the Indian independence movement, he was given capital punishment for participating in the freedom struggle of 1857. Khan was a bookbinder by profession and he used to secretly distribute important leaflets, pamphlets and coded messages to freedom fighters.

Peer Ali Khan: An Indian revolutionary and rebel, who participated in the Indian independence movement, he was given capital punishment for participating in the freedom struggle of 1857. Khan was a bookbinder by profession and he used to secretly distribute important leaflets, pamphlets and coded messages to freedom fighters.

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 Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay: She was the driving force behind the renaissance of Indian handicrafts, hand looms, and theater in independent India; and for upliftment of the socio-economic standard of Indian women by pioneering the co-operation. (Image: PIB)

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay: She was the driving force behind the renaissance of Indian handicrafts, hand looms, and theater in independent India; and for upliftment of the socio-economic standard of Indian women by pioneering the co-operation. (Image: PIB)

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 Surya Sen: A Bengali Indian revolutionary, he is best remembered for leading the 1930 Chittagong armoury raid in Chittagong in British India. Surya Sen was known for recruiting a group of young and passionate revolutionaries known as the Chittagong group including Anant Singh, Ganesh Ghosh and Lokenath Baul, who fought against the British stationed in Chittagong.

Surya Sen: A Bengali Indian revolutionary, he is best remembered for leading the 1930 Chittagong armoury raid in Chittagong in British India. Surya Sen was known for recruiting a group of young and passionate revolutionaries known as the Chittagong group including Anant Singh, Ganesh Ghosh and Lokenath Baul, who fought against the British stationed in Chittagong.

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 Lakshmi Sahgal: She was an officer of the Indian National Army, and the Minister of Women's Affairs in the Azad Hind government. Sahgal is commonly referred to in India as

Lakshmi Sahgal: She was an officer of the Indian National Army, and the Minister of Women's Affairs in the Azad Hind government. Sahgal is commonly referred to in India as "Captain Lakshmi", a reference to her rank when taken prisoner in Burma during the Second World War.

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 Rani Gaindinliu: She was a Naga spiritual and political leader who led a revolt against British rule in India. Gaidinliu was arrested in 1932 at the age of 16, and was sentenced to life imprisonment by the British rulers. She was released in 1947 after India's independence, and continued to work for the upliftment of her people.

Rani Gaindinliu: She was a Naga spiritual and political leader who led a revolt against British rule in India. Gaidinliu was arrested in 1932 at the age of 16, and was sentenced to life imprisonment by the British rulers. She was released in 1947 after India's independence, and continued to work for the upliftment of her people.

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 Matangini Hazra: Affectionately known as Gandhi Buri, Bengali for old lady Gandhi, she was shot dead by the British Indian police in front of the Tamluk Police Station on September 29, 1942. Earlier, in 1932, she took part in the Civil Disobedience movement and was arrested for breaking the Salt Act.

Matangini Hazra: Affectionately known as Gandhi Buri, Bengali for old lady Gandhi, she was shot dead by the British Indian police in front of the Tamluk Police Station on September 29, 1942. Earlier, in 1932, she took part in the Civil Disobedience movement and was arrested for breaking the Salt Act.

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