Forgotten Hero of the Month

These are the great men who lived their lives in a way which is exemplary for all of us. Won't you like to know what made them so special and unique?

Captain Lakshmi Sehgal

Captain Lakshmi Sehgal, in each stage of her life, represented a new stage of her political evolution – from a young medical student drawn to the freedom struggle; as the leader of the all-woman Rani of Jhansi regiment of the Indian National Army; as a doctor, who restarted her medical practice in Kanpur amongst refugees and the most marginalized sections of society; and finally, as a member of the CPI(M)

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Ram Prasad Bismil

Ram Prasad Bismil participated in the Mainpuri Conspiracy of 1918, and the Kakori train robbery of 1925. Apart from being a freedom fighter, he was also a patriotic poet. Ram, Agyat and Bismil were known as his pen names which he used in Urdu and Hindi poetry. But, he became popular with the last name "Bismil" only.

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Chandra Shekhar Azad


Chandrashekhar Azad was a great Indian freedom fighter. His fierce patriotism and courage inspired others of his generation to enter freedom struggle. Chandrasekhar Azad was the mentor Bhagat Singh, and along with Bhagat Singh, he is considered as one of the greatest revolutionaries who dawned in the soil of the nation. He was one of the most important revolutionaries who reorganised the Hindustan Republican Association under the new name of Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) after the death of its founder Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil and three other prominent party leaders, Thakur Roshan Singh, Rajendra Nath Lahiri and Ashfaqulla Khan. He was the chief strategist of the HSRA. He played key role in Kakori Train Robbery (1926), the attempt to blow up the Viceroy's train (1926), and the shooting of Saunders at Lahore (1928) to avenge the killing of Lala Lajpat Rai.

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Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta, into a wealthy Bengali Brahmin family. After a brief stay in England in an attempt to study law, he returned to India, and instead pursued his career as a writer, playwright, songwriter, poet, philosopher and educator. For the first 51 years of his life he achieved success only in Bengal. His short stories were published monthly in a friend's magazine. He was only a local hero.

 

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Baba Amte

Work builds… Charity destroys.

Do you know the person who stated this? That’s Baba Amte. He meant to help the needy to help themselves…,He was the one who created a different world for leprosy patients and taught a new approach to see them.

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Kartar Singh Sarabha

Revolutionary Kartar Singh, the great devotee of Bellona, the goddess of war, was not even twenty years old when he sacrificed himself on the altar of goddess of freedom. He appeared like a storm from somewhere, ignited the flame of revolution and tried to wake up the sleeping Bellona. He blazed the holy yajna of revolution and became himself an offering for the same.

Vinoba Bhave

Vinoba Bhave stands as a symbol for the struggle of the good against the evil, of spiritual against the mundane. He was a spiritual visionary, whose spirituality had a pragmatic stance with intense concern for the deprived. He was a brilliant scholar who could knowledge accessible to ordinary people. He was a saint, man of God, moral tribune, a beacon of hope and solace to millions in India and abroad.

Lala Lajpat Rai

Image:Lala lajpat Rai.jpgLala Lajpat Rai was an Indian author and politician who is chiefly remembered as a leader in the Indian fight for freedom from the British Raj.The freedom fighter was popularly known as Punjab Kesari (The Lion of Punjab).Lajpat Rai was one of the most important nationalist leaders from the Punjab, where he is remembered reverently by Hindu nationalists today. He was a key mentor of nationalists like Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad. His love for service was insatiable.

Bipin Chandra Pal

With the other two members - Lala Lajpat Rai and Bal Gangadhar Tilak - from the Lal Bal Pal team, Bipin Chandra Pal doled out a number of extremist measures like boycotting goods made by British, burning Western clothes and lockouts in the British owned businesses and industrial concerns to get their message across to the foreign rulers of India.

Chhatrapati Shivaji

Shivaji Maharaj, the greatest mulnivasi warrior on the earth and his dazzling adventures have inspired generations. He was a great military leader with impeccable morals, put into practice. Chatrapati Shivaji has the rare characteristic of drawing the best elements of the country to his side and winning the most devoted service from his officers.

Chanakya: India's first political "mastermind"

Chanakya was an adviser and a prime minister to the first Maurya Emperor Chandragupta (c. 340-293 BC), and architect of his rise to power Kautilya and Vishnuguptathe names by which the political treatise Arthashastra identifies its author, are traditionally identified with Chanakya. Some scholars consider Chanakya to be "the pioneer economist of the world". He is known as "The Indian Machiavelli" in the Western world. Chanakya was a professor at Taxila University and is widely believed to be responsible for the first Indian empire.

B R Ambedkar

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji AmbedkarApril 14, 1891 — December 6, 1956) was an Indian jurist, scholar, Bahujan political leader and a Buddhist revivalist, who is the chief architect of the Indian Constitution, also known as Babasaheb. Born into a poor Untouchable community, Ambedkar spent his life fighting against the system of Chaturvarna and the Indian caste system. He is also credited for having sparked the Dalit Buddhist movement. Ambedkar has been honoured with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, given for the highest degree of national service.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

{image} Bal Gangadhar Tilak is considered as Father of Indian National Movement.The Father of Indian Unrest Bal Gangadhar Tilak

was a multifaceted personality. He was a social reformer, freedom fighter, national leader, and a scholar of Indian history, sanskrit, hinduism, mathematics and astronomy. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was popularly called as Lokmanya (Beloved of the people). During freedom struggle, his slogan “Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it” inspired millions of Indians.

Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu Sarojini Naidu was a distinguished poet, renowned freedom fighter and one of the great orators of her time. She was famously known as Bharatiya Kokila (The Nightingale of India). Sarojini Naidu was the first Indian woman to become the President of the Indian National Congress and the first woman to become the governor of a state in India.

The Immortal:Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

"Give me blood, and I shall give you freedom!"


"I am a bonafide Dashnamee Sannyasi; and you will know, that, a man under the Holy Orders incurs civil death according to the civil laws. And a Sannyasi is dead to his former life; it is in the keeping of Divine Mother Durga and Father Lord Shiva."
"Freedom never could be a gift, because every gift carries its obligations, its ties!"

Sardar Patel

We are at a momentous stage in the history of India. By common endeavour, we can raise the country to a new greatness, while lack of unity will expose us to fresh calamities. I hope the Indian States will bear in mind that the alternative to cooperation in the general interest is anarchy and chaos, which will overwhelm great and small in a common ruin if we are unable to act together in the minimum of common tasks.

JRD Tata

The full name of J.R.D.Tata is Jehangir Raranji Dadabhai Tata. He is known throughout the world as J.R.D Tata, for short. JRD Tata has been one of the greatest builders and personalities of modern India in the twentieth century.

Udham Singh

Udham Singh (December 26, 1899 - July 31, 1940), born Sher Singh was a Sikh Punjabi Marxist and nationalist best known for assassinating Michael O'Dwyer in March 1940 in what has been described as an avengement of the Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre. Singh was also known as Ram Mohammed Singh Azad, symbolizing the unification of the three major religions of India: Hinduism, Islam and Sikhi

Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai

Born: August 12, 1919 Died: December 31,1971 Vikram Sarabhai was one of the greatest scientists of India. He is considered as the Father of the Indian space program. Apart from being a scientist, he was a rare combination of an innovator, industrialist and visionary. Physical Research Laboratory, Indian Space Research Organnization,Indian Institute of Mangagement(Ahmadabad) are some of Institute started by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai.