Famous Assam Personalities – Freedom Fighters
The participation of Assam in India’s struggle for freedom was at par with any other part of the country. Many eminent persons from the State joined hands with the leaders of the Indian National Congress and participated in important movements that were carried on from time to time. Many young men and women fell victim to the bullets of the police and the army. One recalls the names of Kanaklata Barua, Mukunda Kakoty, Bhogeswari Phukanani, Teleswari Baruah, Kushal Konwar, Jyoti prasad agarwala and , Gopinath Bordaloi others.
During the last few phrases of freedom struggle our brave ladies took part in the quest. The following list comprises of the the male and female freedom fighters of Assam, the names we are not supposed to forget
Assamese Freedom Fighters - Male - Female
|1||Gopinath Bordoloi||1890 - 1950||Gopinath Bordoloi was the Chief Minister of Assam before independence and later Chief Minister of the Indian state of Assam, and also a leading Indian independence activist.||Non Co-operation Movement, Quit India Movement|
|2||Jyoti Prasad Agarwala||1903 - 1951||Joined the Non Co-operation movement in 1921. He also made immense contributions in the medium of song-drama-speech during this period.||Non Co-operation Movement|
|3||Kanaklata Barua||1924 - 1942||Kanaklata Barua was an Indian freedom fighter from Assam who was shot dead while leading a procession bearing the National Flagduring the Quit India Movement of 1942||Quit India Movement|
|4||Kushal Konwar||1905 - 1943||Kushal Konwar stands out as a bright star of India’s historical freedom struggle for he happened to be the only martyr in the country who was hanged during the Quit India Movement of 1942.||Quit India Movement|
|5||Bhogeswari Phukanani||Civil Disobedience movement
Quit India movement
The present generation can take a leaf out of their life and emulate his patriotism and spirit of selfsacrifice.