Freedom fighters of India

Freedom fighters india list


India’s struggle for Independence has been the essential topic for our preparatory examinations. And we all might have memorised just name for securing marks in the competitive examinations. We search across the notes and list of freedom fighters to prepare for our History assessments and mains examinations. But let us just remind ourselves that the struggle has been built with overwhelming set of efforts to give us the India we live in and know about today. More than just remembering the name, the biggest respect we give our ancestral freedom fighters will be is shaping an India that everyone loves and respects

Only those of us who were born prior to 1947 have grown up in a momentous period of Indian history – a history that has been significant from political, religious and literary angles. Statewise list of freedom fighters are given here

Here we have given a collection of names from the States across the Indian Nation who have been a part and parcel of the Indian Freedom Movement and gifted us the Nation which we all take for granted. The names have been compiled and curated; you are always welcome to add more names in case we missed.The below list gives the names of Freedom fighters from all across Indian States. Let us believe we won’t divide the states any further

Freedom Fighters from Assam

Freedom Fighters from Andhra Pradesh

Freedom Fighters from Bihar

Freedom Fighters from Chattisgargh

Freedom Fighters from Delhi

Freedom Fighters from Kerala

Freedom Fighters from Gujarat

Freedom Fighters from Tamil Nadu

Freedom Fighters from Karnataka


Assamese Freedom Fighters - Male - Female

1Gopinath Bordoloi1890 - 1950Gopinath 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
2Jyoti Prasad Agarwala1903 - 1951Joined 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
3Kanaklata Barua1924 - 1942Kanaklata 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 1942Quit India Movement
4Kushal Konwar1905 - 1943Kushal 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
5Bhogeswari Phukanani
Civil Disobedience movement
Quit India movement

Freedom Fighters from Andhra Pradesh

1Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy1847Was involved in a rebellion against British authorities in India in 1846
2Alluri Sitarama Raju1897 - 1924Hewas a young revolutionary during the freedom struggle and to this day remains an inspiring role model for those who fight against oppressionRampa Rebellion of 1922–24 "Manyam Veerudu" ("Hero of the Jungles")
3Gottipati Brahmaiah1889 - 1984 Popularly known as Ryotu Pedda (Leader of Farmers). He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1982.Zamindari Ryot Movement boycott of the Simon Commission civil disobedience movement Quit India movement
4Kalluri Chandramouli1898 - 1992Freedom fighter, philanthropist, scholar educated in Scotland
5Vavilala Gopalakrishnayya1906 - 2003Born in 1908, he started his career as a journalist, but soon got actively involved in the freedom struggle
6Kaneganti HanumanthuKaneganti Hanumanthu was a freedom fighter who rebelled against British Rule and spearheaded the Palnadu Rebellion against tax(Pullari)
7Gouthu Latchanna1909 - 2006Veteran freedom fighter and champion of backward classesQuit India Movement Swaraj Movement Civil Disobedience Movement
8Tanguturi Prakasam1872 - 1957Tanguturi Prakasam earned the sobriquet ‘Andhra Kesari’ after he bared his chest and dared the British to open fire upon him during the visit of Simon Commission to MadrasNon Co-Operation Movement Quit India Movement
9Gogineni Ranga Nayukulu1900 - 1995He was an exponent of the peasant philosophy, and considered the father of the Indian Peasant MovementIndian peasant Movement
10Pingali Venkayya1876 - 1953He was the designer of the flag on which the Indian national flag was based

List of freedom fighters from Bihar

Anugrah Narayan Sinha1887 - 1957One of the leading makers of modern Bihar, and for many years Bihar got his leadership.Champaran Satyagraha movement Civil Disobedience Movement
2Jayaprakash Narayan1902 -1979Jayaprakash Narayan's concept of Total Revolution' is one of his most important contributions to modem Indian political thought.Quit India Movement
3Kunwar Singh1877 - 1961The chief organiser of the fight against the British in Bihar. He is popularly known as Veer Kunwar Singh.
4Rajendra Prasad1884 - 1963Because of the enormous public adulation he enjoyed,he was referred to as Desh Ratna or the Jewel of the country. Salt Satyagraha of 1931 Quit India movement of 1942 Champaran Movement Non-cooperation Movement.

5Rambriksh Benipuri
1899 - 1968Benipuri was a close associate of Jayaprakash Narayan and a leading light of the Congress Socialist Party.Non Co-operation Movement
6Yamuna Karjee1898 - 1953Pandit Yamuna Karjee, a peasant leader, then took the initiative to organize a provincial Kisan Sabha Kisan Movement and Peasant movement Non - Co operation Movement

List of male and female freedom fighters from Delhi

1Aruna Asaf Ali1909 - 1996She was elected the first Mayor of Delhi. She was posthumously given the Bharata Ratna Award in 1997.Quit India Movement 1942
2Abul Kalam Azad1888 - 1958National Education Day (India) an annual observance in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India, who served from 15 August 1947 until 2 February 1958.Non-Cooperation Movement Quit India Movement
3Brahm Prakash1918 -1993Ch. Brahm Prakash Yadav was the first chief minister of DelhiSatyagraha Movement Quit India Movement
4Brij Krishna ChandiwalaA political associate of Mahatma Gandhi and was awarded the Padma Shri in 1963 for his contributions to the field of social work.
5Satyavati Devi1904 - 1945 A fiery freedom fighter, Mahatma Gandhi affectionately labeled her Toofani (like a whirlwhind/ tempestuous)Behan(sister). And was acclaimed as the Joan of Arc of IndiaCivil disobedience movement

Freedom fighters from chattisgargh

Dada Dharmadhikari1899 - 1985A true Gandhian, dedicated to the cause of humanity and nationalism and had engaged himself in studying, thinking and propagating the Gandhian thoughts with the relevance to the existing universal problems.
Thakur Pyarelal Singh1891He was also conferred with the honorary title of "Tyagmurti", which literally means "epitome of sacrifice".Non Co-operation Movement Flag Satyagrah Movement Boycott Movement Quit India Movement

Women freedom fighters of Kerala

1Accamma Cherian1909 - 1982Travancore State Congress was formed and Accamma gave up her teaching career to join the struggle for libertyCivil disobedience movement Quit India Movement
2A.V. Kuttimalu Amma 1905 - 1985She led groups of women in the picketing of foreign cloth-shops in Kozhikode in the year 1931.Civil disobedience movement Quit India Movement

Freedom fighters of Kerala - Men

1K. Kumar1894 - 1973Kumarji was the President of the Travancore Congress Committee and was also in charge of Gandhiji's Travancore tour more than once.Salt Satyagraha
Temple Entry movement
2K. Kelappan1889 - 1971Kelappan was an energetic revolutionary, social reformer and crusader for justice to the downtrodden.Bhoodan movement
3Mohammed Abdur Rahiman1898 - 1945He attended college at Madras and Aligarh but discontinued his studies at Aligarh University to participate in Non-co-operation movement and Khilafat movement in MalabaNon Co-operation movement
Khilafat Movement
4Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai1878 - 1916K. Ramakrishna Pillai (1878–1916) was a nationalist writer, journalist, editor, and political activist.
5 Vaikom Muhammad Basheer1908 - 1994Basher was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1982. He bagged the Sahitya Akademi award in 1970 and Kendra Sahitya Akademi award in 1982.
6Vakkom Moulavi1873 - 1932Vakkom Abdul Khadar Maulavi tried to spread modern education and to eliminate evil customs,
7Veliyankode Umar Khasi1117 - 1273Umar Khasi was an early participant in the Civil disobedience movement in Indian peninsula, refusing to pay taxCivil Dis-Obedience Movement

Women freedom fighters from Gujarat

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

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

Freedom fighters from Tamil Nadu

1Subramania Bharati1882-1921 He his one of the well known tamil poet who wrote poem's regarding patriotism, caste and religious view. He fought for caste system in TamilnaduIndian independence movement against British
2Tiruppur KumaranFebruary 6, 1900He started “Desa Bandhu Youth Association” by grouping the youths and young persons from Tamilnadu to struggle against the British government to get freedomIndian independence movement against British
3veera mangai velunachiyar1730-1796first queen to fight against the British colonial power in India.
4vanchinathan1886-1911On June 17, 1911, Vanchi assassinated Ashe, the district collector of Tirunelveli, who was also known as Collector DoraiFreedom Fighter who sought arms against British
5veerapandiya kattabomman1760-1799one of the earliest to oppose the British rule
6vo chidambaram pillai1872-1936 He was the first man in Tamilnadu who started shipping trade between Tuticorin and ColoumboFreedom Fighter
7Dheeran chinnamalai1756-1805Freedom Fighter against British
8subramaniya siva1884-1925Freedom Fighter
9maruthu pandiyar1748-1801They are the first to Proclamation of Independence
10K. Kamaraj1903-1975He is simple man fought for our freedom so he was well known as "Gandhi of Tamilnadu"He established many plans for education such as "Sathunavu thittam" which influenced many poor students to gain education
11Rettamalai Srinivasan1860-1945He founded a Tamil newspaper called Paraiyan in October 1893
12E.V.Ramasamy1870-1973 He was the first person in Tamilnadu who speak about Women rightsHe was the person who started Self-Respect Movement or the Dravidian Movement
13Lakshmi Sehgal1914-2012Sahgal is commonly referred to in India as "Captain Lakshmi", a reference to her rank when taken prisoner in Burma during the Second World War.she organised relief camps and medical aid in Calcutta for refugees who streamed into India from Bangladesh
14Janaky Athi Nahappan1925-2014 She was determined to join the women's wing, the  Rani of Jhansi Regiment  of the  Indian National ArmyShe was among the first women to join the Indian National Army organised during the  Japanese occupation of Malaya  to fight for Indian independence with the Japanese
15Sir S. Subramania Iyer1842-1924
16G. Subramania Iyer1855-1916In 1898, Subramania Iyer relinquished his claims over 'The Hindu' and concentrated his energies on Swadesamitran, the Tamil language newspaper which he had started in 1882
17Sir P. S. Sivaswami Iyer1864-1946P. S. Sivaswami Iyer (1919). Martial law administration in the Panjab. As described by the official witnesses.
10Champakaraman Pillai1891-1934Pillai was the foreign minister of the Provisional Government of India set up in Kabul, Afghanistan on 1 December 1915, with Raja Mahendra Pratapas President and Maulana Barkatullah as Prime Minister. However, the defeat of the Germans in the war shattered the hopes of the revolutionaries, and the British forced them out of Afghanistan in 1919.Indian Independence movement, Indo-German Conspiracy
19Sathyamurthy1887-1943Satyamurti was the President of the provincial wing of the Swaraj Party from 1930 to 1934 and the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee from 1936 to 1939. He was a member of the Imperial Legislative Council from 1934 to 1940 and Mayor of Madras from 1939 to 1943.

Freedom fighters from Karnataka

1Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay1903 -1988 Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was a freedom fighter, art enthusiast, social activist, actor, youth leader, and forward-thinking women’s movement organizer Swadeshi nationalist movement, Non-cooperation Movement
2Karnad Sadashiva Rao1881 - 1937Satyagraha Movement
3Kittur Chennamma1778 - 1829Chennamma led an armed rebellion against the British East India Company in 1824 in defiance of the doctrine of lapse
4N. S. Hardikar1889 - 1975During the Kakinada Congress session of 1923 a 13-member committee under Hardikar was formed to look at the establishment of Hindustani Seva Mandal.Flag sathyagraha, Civil Disobedience Movement
5Nittoor Srinivasa Rau1903 - 2004Nittoor was the Chief Justice of the High Court of Mysore State and also the first chief of the Central Vigilance Commission of IndiaCivil Disobedience Movement, Quit India Movement