Son of Pandit Sitaram Tiwari and Jagarani Devi, he received his early education at Bhavra and was sent to the Sanskrit Pathshala at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh for higher studies. At a very young age he got involved in revolutionary activities. He joined the non-cooperation movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi. Caught by the British police while indulging in revolutionary activities he was sentenced to 15 whiplashes as his first punishment. At that time he was merely 15-years-old. It was after this incident that Chandra Shekhar assumed the title of Azad and came to be known as Chandra Shekhar Azad.
He is 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 characters based on his life.
Facts and Information about Chandra Shekhar Azad
|Born||23rd July 1906|
|Place of Birth||Bhavra, Madhya Pradesh.|
|Died||27 February 1931 (aged 24)|
|Spouse Name||third wife of Sitaram Tiwari|
|Chidren||Pandit Sitaram Tiwari|
|Education||at Bhavra and was sent to the Sanskrit Pathshala at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh for higher studies.|
|Profession before joining politics||He joined the non-cooperation movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi.|
|Known for contribution as||Azad ("The Free")|
|Associated with||Hindustan Republican Association (later on Hindustan Socialist Republican Association)|
|Political Career||Revolutionary leader, freedom fighter, political activist|
|Achievements||He committed himself to achieve complete independence by any means.|
Last Updated on : August 7, 2015