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Freedom Fighters of India

Updated November 22, 2019 352.9k votes 92.9k voters 2.4m views191 items

"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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    Bhagat Singh

    Dec. at 24 (1907-1931)
    Bhagat Singh (Punjabi pronunciation: [pə̀ɡət̪ sɪ́ŋɡ] (listen) 1907 – 23 March 1931) was an...  more
  • 2
    4,974
    992

    Lal Bahadur Shastri

    Dec. at 62 (1904-1966)
    Lal Bahadur Shastri (pronounced [laːl bəˈɦaːdʊr ˈʃaːstri], listen , 2 October 1904 – 11...  more
  • 3
    4,805
    975

    Vallabhbhai Patel

    Dec. at 75 (1875-1950)
    Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), popularly known as Sardar...  more
  • 4
    6,157
    1,349

    Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    Dec. at 64 (1856-1920)
    Bal Gangadhar Tilak (or Lokmanya Tilak, pronunciation ; 23 July 1856 – 1 August 1920), born as...  more
  • 5
    5,622
    1,198

    Lala Lajpat Rai

    Dec. at 63 (1865-1928)
    Lala Lajpat Rai pronunciation , (28 January 1865 – 17 November 1928) was an Indian freedom...  more
  • 6
    4,311
    758

    Mangal Pandey

    Dec. at 30 (1827-1857)
    Mangal Pandey (19 July 1827 – 8 April 1857) was an Indian soldier who played a key part in...  more
  • 7
    2,310
    495

    Khudiram Bose

    Dec. at 19 (1889-1908)
    Khudiram Bose (also spelled Khudiram Bosu or Khudiram Basu) (ক্ষুদিরাম বসু, 3 December 1889 –...  more
  • 8
    10,605
    2,590

    Chandrashekhar Azad

  • 9
    9,682
    2,310

    Rani Lakshmibai

    Dec. at 30 (1828-1858)
    Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi (pronunciation ; 19 November 1828 – 18 June 1858), was the...  more

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    #14 of 14 The Most Ruthless Queens And Female Rulers Of All Time#7 of 15 Who Is The Toughest Female Warrior In History?

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    3,733
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    Rajendra Prasad

    Dec. at 79 (1884-1963)
    Rajendra Prasad (3 December 1884 – 28 February 1963) was the first President of India, in...  more
  • 11
    2,540
    522

    Sukhdev Thapar

    Dec. at 24 (1907-1931)
    Sukhdev Thapar (15 May 1907 – 23 March 1931) was an Indian revolutionary. He was a senior...  more
  • 12
    18,835
    5,377

    Subhash Chandra Bose

    Dec. at 48 (1897-1945)
    Subhas Chandra Bose (23 January 1897 – 18 August 1945) was an Indian nationalist whose defiant...  more
  • 13
    2,902
    585

    Ram Prasad Bismil

    Dec. at 30 (1897-1927)
    Ram Prasad Bismil pronunciation (11 June 1897 – 19 December 1927) was an Indian revolutionary...  more
  • 14
    728
    107

    Allah Bakhsh Sumro

  • 15
    2,226
    464

    Shivaram Rajguru

    Dec. at 23 (1908-1931)
    Shivaram Hari Rajguru (24 August 1908 – 23 March 1931) was an Indian revolutionary from...  more
  • 16
    2,781
    567

    Udham Singh

    Dec. at 41 (1899-1940)
    Udham Singh (26 December 1899 – 31 July 1940), was a revolutionary belonging to the Ghadar...  more
  • 17
    4,446
    1,313

    Ashfaqulla Khan

    Dec. at 27 (1900-1927)
    Ashfaqulla Khan (22 October 1900 – 19 December 1927) was a freedom fighter in Indian...  more
  • 18
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    347
    Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam ( (listen); 15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was an...  more
  • 19
    2,940
    495

    Swami Vivekananda

    Dec. at 39 (1863-1902)
    Swami Vivekananda (Bengali: [ʃami bibekanɔndo] (listen); 12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), born...  more

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    #186 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time#1 of 34 The Best Indian Poets of All Time

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    2,192
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    Gopal Krishna Gokhale

    Dec. at 49 (1866-1915)
    Gopal Krishna Gokhale pronunciation (9 May 1866 – 19 February 1915) was an Indian political...  more
  • 21
    2,023
    513

    Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

    Dec. at 87 (1888-1975)
    Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan listen (5 September 1888 – 17 April 1975) was an Indian philosopher...  more
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    645
    114

    Waris Al

  • 23
    2,151
    371

    Kalam

  • 24
    3,971
    886

    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

  • 25
    3,296
    796

    Tatya Tope

    Dec. at 45 (1814-1859)
    Tantia Tope was a general in the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and one of its notable leaders. He...  more