Freedom fighters of Gujarat

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Freedom Fighters of Gujarat List

Gujarat has also played a vital role in giving our country personalities of importance for their contributioin in the Indian Freedom Struggle. Be it in politics, movies, literature, or business, Gujarati people have proved their potential in each and every field. List of some of the most famous Gujarati people who are known for their valour including the women brave-hearts who served as the building blocks of what emerged as the Indian Freedom Movement. We have listed down some important names for exam preparation purposes.

Women freedom fighters from Gujarat

S.NoNamesPeriodsDetailsMovement
1Hansa Jivraj Mehta1887 - 1995After independence, she was among the 15 women who were part of the constituent assembly that drafted the Indian Constitution
2Indumati ChamanlalFounder of the first Khadi store in India and was honoured by the Government of India in 1970 with Padma Shri
3Kasturba Gandhi1869 - 1944She was an Indian political activist and the wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
4Perin Captain1888 - 1958She was a granddaughter of Dadabhai Naoroji and was born at Mandvi in KutchSwadeshi Movement Civil disobedience movement
5Poornima Arvind Pakvasa1913 - 2016Poornima Arvind Pakvasa, known as the Didi of Dangs, was an Indian independence activist and social worker from Gujarat.
6Usha Mehta1920 - 2000In 1928, eight-year-old Usha participated in a protest march against the Simon Commission and shouted her first words of protest against the British Raj: "Simon Go Back." SheQuit India Movement of 1942

Freedom Fighters of Gujarat List - Men

S.NoNamesPeriodsDetailsMovement
1Abbas Tyabji1854 - 1936He was an associate of Mahatma Gandhi and also served as the Chief Justice of Baroda State.
2Asoka Mehta1911-1984He was a founding member of the first Governing Body of National Council of Applied Economic Research in New DelhiCivil Disobedience Movement Quit India movement
3Balwantrai Mehta1900 - 1965He is considered as the 'Architect of Panchayati Raj ' due to his contributions towards democratic decentralisation.Civil Disobedience movement Quit India movement
4Bhulabhai Desai1887 - 1946Desai enrolled as an advocate at the Bombay High Court in 1905, and became one of the city's and later the nation's leading lawyers.
5Gopaldas Ambaidas Desai1887 - 1951 He is remembered as the first prince in India who gave up his principality to become a freedom fighter against the British Raj.Civil Disobedience Movement Quit India Movement
6Jhaverchand Meghani1896 -1947Mahatma Gandhi spontaneously gave the title of Raashtreeya Shaayar (National Poet)
7Mahadev Desai1892 - 1942From the year 1917 to 1942, Mahadev lived with Gandhi. And Gandhi had rightly said that Mahadev in his life span of fifty years had done the work of one hundred years.
8Mohanlal Lallubhai Dantwala1909 - 1998He was an Indian agricultural economist, academic and writer, considered by many as the father of Indian Agricultural Economics
9Mohanlal PandyaPandya was a close associate of both Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel during the Indian Independence Movement.
10Jhinabhai Desai1903 - 1991Jhinabhai Ratanji Desai, better known by his pen name Snehrashmi, was a Gujarati language authorNon Co-operation Movement
11Vallabhbhai Patel1875 - 1950Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel, popularly known as Sardar Patel, was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India; and was popularly regarded as iron man of IndiaQuit India Movement
12Vinod Kinariwala1924 - 1942He became the first student martyr of India over 'Quit India MovemenQuit India Movement Non Co-operation Movement

 

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