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"One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams of one nation are bequeathed to the next." – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. This list of Indian freedom fighters honors the independence leaders that dedicated their lives for the cause of Indian independence. They are ranked in order of popularity by thousands of people in India and around the world.

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1
11,785 6,041
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

2
13,452 8,355
Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 79 (1869-1948) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and ...more

3
15,408 3,940
Subhash Chandra Bose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 48 (1897-1945) Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Japan left a troubled legacy. The honorific Netaji, ...more

4
13,710 2,841
Bhagat Singh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 24 (1907-1931) Bhagat Singh was an Indian socialist considered to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement. He is often referred to as "Shaheed Bhagat ...more

5
3,532 1,761
Dr.Maghfoor Ahmad Ajazi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
asad4981 added Dr.Maghfoor Ahmad Ajazi

6
7,469 3,166
Tipu Sultan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 49 (1750-1799) Tipu Sultan, also known as the Tiger of Mysore and Tipu Sahib, was a ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore and a scholar, soldier, and poet. He was the eldest son of Sultan Hyder Ali of Mysore. Tipu ...more

7
5,337 1,247
Lala Lajpat Rai is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 63 (1865-1928) Lala Lajpat Rai, was an Indian Punjabi author and politician who is chiefly remembered as a leader in the Indian Independence movement. He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari meaning The Lion ...more

8
8,608 1,934
Rani Lakshmibai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 30 (1828-1858) The Rani of Jhansi, also called Lakshmibai, and born as Manikarnika, was the queen of the Maratha-ruled Jhansi State, situated in the north-central part of India. She was one of the leading ...more

9
8,522 2,102
Chandrashekhar Azad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Chandrashekhar Azad

10
4,151 1,342
Ashfaqulla Khan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 27 (1900-1927) Ashfaqulla Khan was a freedom fighter in the Indian independence movement who had given away his life along with Ram Prasad Bismil. Bismil and Ashfaq, both were good friends and Urdu poets. ...more

11
3,534 1,698
Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar

12
5,337 1,232
Bal Gangadhar Tilak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 64 (1856-1920) Bal Gangadhar Tilak, born as Keshav Gangadhar Tilak, was an Indian nationalist, journalist, teacher, social reformer, lawyer and an independence activist. He was the first leader of the Indian ...more

13
3,440 1,784
Hyder Ali is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 62 (1720-1782) Hyder Ali Khan, Haidarālī; 1721 – 7 December 1782 was the sultan and de facto ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore in southern India. Born Hyder Naik, he distinguished himself militarily, eventually ...more

14
3,212 1,519
Bahadur Shah Zafur is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Bahadur Shah Zafur

15
4,378 938
Lal Bahadur Shastri is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 62 (1904-1966) Lal Bahadur Shastri was the Second Prime Minister of the Republic of India and a leader of the Indian National Congress party. Shastri joined the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. ...more

16
4,305 947
Vallabhbhai Patel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 75 (1875-1950) Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was an Indian barrister and statesman, one of the leaders of the Indian National Congress and one of the founding fathers of the Republic of India. He was a social ...more

17
3,433 1,394
Begum Zeenut Mahal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Begum Zeenut Mahal

18
3,725 3,422
Jawaharlal Nehru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 75 (1889-1964) awaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics for much of the 20th century. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian independence movement ...more

19
1,206 511
Bibi Azizul Fatima is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Bibi Azizul Fatima

20
3,514 955
Rajendra Prasad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 79 (1884-1963) Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first President of the Republic of India. An Indian political leader, lawyer by training, Prasad joined the Indian National Congress during the Indian independence ...more

21
3,840 789
Mangal Pandey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 30 (1827-1857) Mangal Pandey, was an Indian soldier who played a key part in events immediately preceding the outbreak of the Indian rebellion of 1857. Mangal Pandey was a sepoy in the 34th Bengal Native ...more

22
3,516 937
Tatya Tope is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 45 (1814-1859) Ramachandra Pandurang Tope, popularly known as Tatya Tope, was an Indian Brahmin leader in the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and one of its more renowned generals. A personal adherent of Nana Saheb ...more

23
2,894 685
Ram Prasad Bismil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 30 (1897-1927) Ram Prasad Bismil was an Indian revolutionary who participated in Mainpuri conspiracy of 1918, and the Kakori conspiracy of 1925, and struggled against British imperialism. As well as being a ...more

24
2,885 696
Udham Singh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
Dec. at 41 (1899-1940) Udham Singh was an Indian revolutionary, best known for assassinating Michael O'Dwyer on 13 March 1940 in what has been described as an avenging of the Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre. Singh is a ...more

25
2,048 905
Muhammad Iqbal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Freedom Fighters of India
vijay added Dec. at 61 (1877-1938) Sir Muhammad Iqbal, widely known as Allama Iqbal, was an academic, poet, barrister, philosopher, scholar mystic and politician in British India, who is widely regarded as having inspired the ...more