The Common Man Speaks

14Aug/1214

Independence Day Special: Birth and Death Anniversaries of Freedom Fighters/ Revolutionaries

Ever since our school days, we are told that on Independence and Republic days, we should remember all those who sacrificed their lives or a part of their lives to free our country from the clutches of the British. But what I strongly feel is, we should also remember them on the days they were born and the day they left after serving the country. Sadly, many of us remember birth dates of filmstars and cricketers but go blank when asked about the birth and death anniversaries of India's freedom fighters and revolutionaries. Remembering them is the least we can do for their super-great service to the nation.

So here is the list of the birth and death/ martyrdom anniversaries of these great souls. I have tried to include as many names as possible. Excuse me if I have left out some one. Would be grateful if you can add more names in the comments section.

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Name                                                      Birth and Death/ Martyrdom Anniversary  

Shaheed Bhagat Singh                        September 28, 1907 – March 23, 1931

Chandrashekhar Azad                       July 23, 1906 – February 27, 1931

Sukhdev Thapar                                  May 15, 1907 – March 23, 1931

Shivaram Rajguru                              August 24, 1908 – March 23, 1931

Batukeshwar Dutt                              November 18, 1910 – July 20, 1965

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj            February 19, 1630 – April 3, 1680

Mahatma Gandhi                                 October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948

Ashfaqulla Khan                                October 22, 1900 – December 19, 1927

Ram Prasad Bismil                            June 11, 1897 – December 19, 1927

Dayanand Saraswati                        February 12, 1824 – October 30, 1883

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel             October 13, 1875 - December 15, 1950

Tatya Tope                                          1814 - April 18, 1859

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar         May 28, 1883 – February 26, 1966

Madan Lal Dhingra                          February 18, 1883 – August 17, 1909

Jawaharlal Nehru                            November 14, 1889 - May 27, 1964

Swami Shraddhanand                    February 6, 1856 – December 23, 1976

Vinobha Bhave                                 September 11, 1895 - November 15, 1982

Lala Lajpat Rai                                  January 28, 1865 – November 17, 1928

Mahatma Jyotirao Phule              April 11, 1827 – November 28, 1890

Savitribai Phule                            January 3, 1831 – March 10, 1897

Lala Hansraj                                      April 19, 1864 – November 15, 1938

Shyamji Krishna Varma               October 4, 1957 – March 30, 1930

Lala Har Dayal                                 October 13, 1884 – March 4, 1939

Swami Vivekananda                      January 12, 1863 – July 4, 1902

Virendranath Chattopadhyay October 31, 1880 - September 2, 1937

Ramakrishna Paramhansa          February 18, 1836 – August 16, 1886

Hari Kishan                                          1911 – June 9, 1931

Babasaheb Ambedkar                  April 14 1891 – December 6, 1956

Kartar Singh Sarabha                   May 24, 1896 – November 16, 1915

Subhash Chandra Bose                January 23, 1897 – Unknown

Shaheed Udham Singh                December 26, 1899 – July 31, 1940

Jatindra Nath Das                         October 27, 1904 – September 13, 1929

Bipin Chandra Pal                         November 7, 1858 – May 20, 1932

Sachindra Nath Sanyal                   1893 – February 7, 1942

Bal Gangadhar Tilak                      July 23, 1856 – August 1, 1920

Abul Kalam Azad                          November 11, 1888 – February 22, 1958

Surjya Sen                                      March 22, 1894 – January 12, 1934

Pingali Venkayya                        August 2, 1876 - July 4, 1963

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay   June 26, 1838 – April 8, 1894

Khudiram Bose                              December 3, 1889 – August 11, 1908

Rash Bihari Bose                           May 25, 1886 – January 21, 1945

Sri Aurobindo                                August 15, 1872 – December 5, 1950

Rani Laxmibai                               November 19, 1835 – June 18, 1858

Mangal Pandey                              July 19, 1827 – April 8, 1857

Ram Manohar Lohia                      March 23, 1910 – October 12, 1967

Lal Bahadur Shastri                       October 2, 1904 – January 11, 1966

Rajendra Prasad                             December 3, 1884 – February 28, 1963

Jayaprakash Narayan                     October 11, 1902 – October 8, 1979

Gopal Ganesh Agarkar                 July 14, 1856 - June 17, 1895

Jawaharlal Nehru                           November 14, 1889 – May 27, 1964

Sarojini Naidu                                February 13, 1879 – March 2, 1949

Gopal Krishna Gokhale                 May 9, 1866 – February 19, 1915

Bhikaki Rustom Cama                   September 24, 1861 – August 13, 1936

Dadabhai Naoroji                           September 4, 1825 – June 30, 1917

Aruna Asaf Ali                               July 16, 1909 – July 29, 1996

Usha Mehta                                    March 25, 1920 – August 11, 2000

Sucheta Kriplani                            June 25, 1908 – December 1, 1974

Vasudev Balwant Phadke              November 4, 1845 – February 17, 1883

Narendra Mohan Sen                     1887 – 1963

Bhagwati Charan Vohra                 July 1903 – May 28, 1930

Sindhutai Sakpal                           November 14, 1948

Jaidev Kapoor                                October 24, 1908 – September 19, 1994

Durga Bhagwati Charan Vohra      October 8, 1907 – October 15, 1999

 

Important Historical Dates

Quit India Movement                     August 8, 1920

Kakori Kaand                                 August 9, 1925

Martyrdom Day of Bhagat

Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru          March 23, 1931

People celebrating India's Independence in 1947. (Picture shared by Lets Speak India group on Facebook.)