Disillusioned with Mahatma Gandhi's suspension of non-cooperation movement due to Chauri-Chaura incident, he turned extremist. Chandrashekhar Azad was a believer in socialism,he along with other revolutionaries formed 'The Hindustan Socialist Republican Association'. He was a mentor to many revolutionaries including Bhagat Singh. He wanted complete independence for India by any means. Chandrashekhar Azad killed British Assistant Supretendent of Police John Poyantz Saunders to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai. He remained a terror for British government as long as he was alive. On 27th February 1931, betrayed by one of the associates, he was besieged by the British police in Alfred Park, Allahabad . He fought valiantly but seeing no other way he shot himself and fulfilled his resolve to die a 'free man'.
He his still a hero for millions of Indians and many movies such as Shaheed Bhagat Singh, The Legend of Bhagat Singh and 23rd March 1931 has been made on his life.
Last Updated on : February 1, 2014