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I dedicate my life as a small contribution to my motherland. I am alone responsible for this.

The 25 year old youth after killing Collector had shot himself & there was the note in his pocket.

Here's the story of #VanchinathanIyer who attained Veera Marana on this day after ImageImageImage
murdering Ashe, the district collector of Tirunelveli.

Vanchi as he was fondly called was born in 1886, and he had a good job in Madras govt, all this changed when he saw the bias by British towards Bharatiya businessmen.

Vanchi was greatly inspired by
V O Chidambaram Pillai,
the first Bharatiya to run a steamer service and break the monopoly of British.

V O C was a staunch nationalist and propagated Swarajya, the British were further angered when he entered their steamer business.

They connived with District Collector Ashe who was also
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The Condition Of His Grave Tells How We Honour Our Heroes!

Belated tributes for an Unhonoured, Never Remembered Freedom Fighter, an Exemplary Scientist, an Extraordinary Inventor
Satish was born on June 14, 1880, in Kurigram (now a part of Bangladesh) in Rangpur district of Bengal. He belonged to a poor family, yet due to his hard work and dedication, he was awarded a Master’s degree in chemistry from Presidency College, Calcutta. Image
Science and literature, though a lethal combination, makes this man stand out of the crowd. A simple linen dhoti with a shawl around his neck, Satish Chandra Dasgupta was man who never chose the normal road but preferred walking through a forest.

The Bengal Chemical Works Lab.,
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On 13th June, 1997 Capt Manjinder Singh Bhinder of 61 CAVALRY with his wife Jyot-Roop and four years old son Ruskin, went to see the film “Border” in Uphaar Cinema in Green Park area, New Delhi. While the movie was on, the Hall caught fire. ImageImage
With poor fire-fighting equipment and exit arrangements, people got trapped inside. Capt Bhinder sent his friend Capt Pattu to get outside help, while he decided to stay inside, to help frantic crowd keep calm and take them out gradually in order. He moved 150 lives to safety. ImageImageImage
Unfortunately, he himself and his family succumbed to the tragic death that was the fate of many who were trapped inside, as it became difficult to get proper help.

Capt. Bhinder along with his family died a heroic death in the fire that broke out at the Uphaar Cinema in Delhi. Image
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Bishan Tandon's book on events leading to imposition of Emergency, PMO Diary, said that Indira Gandhi was "terribly afraid" of this person becoming the CJI.

Remembering the multifaceted personality
#KSHegde, who LIVED & SERVED Humanity all his life. ImageImage
On the Jayanti of #KSHegde, a sincere tribute for founder of #NITTE , Ex Speaker of LokSabha, Ex VP of BJP and Ex RS Member from Congress.

Kawdoor Sadananda Hegde was born on 11 June 1909 at village Kawdoor of Karkala Taluk, Hegde did his primary at Karkala and moved to
Mangalore for Higher education.
He completed his degree and law from Madras.

K S Hegde started his practice in 1933 & helped Farming community, while he worked as Government Pleader and Public Prosecutor during the period 1947-51.

Hegde was elected to the Rajya Sabha as a
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Normally, these Liberals & Converted Xtians defense for Conversion is that,
"We were looked down, we were not allowed" so on & so forth.

But, #SonaramChutia was different, he reformed the Casteists and racial abusers with Knowledge and Wisdom.

🧵 on the freedom fighter, Image
who also wrote 14 books about Vaishnava sect at Assam on his Jayanti.

Sonaram Chutia, popularly known as "Vaishnav Pandit" lived for 98 years but went down without even a stamp in his name.

Throughout his education, Chutia witnessed insulting comments from upper caste boys Image
and instances of disrespectful mistreatment from religious establishments towards certain communities.

It is said that these experiences prompted Chutia to take up his cause against casteism and racism.

Born on this day in 1915 at Jorhat district, Sonaram completed basic
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I wanted pictures of #AshutoshKali, but I'm getting Ashutosh Rana's instead.

Marxist historians mention him as a Terrorist who waged war against British.

This is the plight of heroes who died fighting for our independence.

On this day in 1965, Ashutosh Kali,
an Anushilan Samithi revolutionary freedom fighter passed away.

Ashutosh was born in Faridpur in 1891.While studying in Sylet college he joined Anushilan Samity and made contact with Pulin Das, leader of Anushilan Samity.

He participated in Chandrakona dacoity,
murder of Jatindramohan Ghosh, DSP, (1915), and the Indo-German Conspiracy.

He was given the responsibility of organising groups in Mymensing & was confined to jail from 1916 to 1938 in different jails.

He went underground during WWII to organise the secret organisation of
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Our Bharat without The Northeast Looks like this.

Nehru & Abul Kalam Azad were ready to Merge it with East Pakistan.

One Congressman went against party line.

Remembering #GopinathBordoloi, the savior of Assam and arguably entire NorthEast.


If you are not in Image
good books of Nehru Dynasty, then you are wiped out of history..

It took Vajpayee govt to recognise and award Bharataratna for the 1st CM of Assam.

Gopinath was born at Assam in 1890 and after completing his masters from Kolkata returned back to Guwhati & started practicing Image
law in 1917.

His years at Calcutta & association with Anushilan Samithi & also Tagore molded him for the greater cause of independence..

In 1921, Congress established INCAssam (Until then Assamese had to visit Calcutta) Gopinath joined as a member, his active participation in
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The 24th Maharaja of Mysore, #Rajarishi #NalwadiKrishnarajaWodeyar shouldn't be confined to just 1 region Mysore, his life and times should be celebrated across Bharath and there's a reason for it.

Can Industrial Revolution, Economic Progress & Sanatana Dharma be linked?

Yes! ImageImage
it can be and our Maharaja proved it.

That's the reason, we Kannadigas of Mysore region worship the Arasu's even after 75 years of getting independence.

Brief 🧵 on our benevolent Nalvadi Maharaja on his 139th Jayanti.

04:06:1884 - 03:08:1940

Before proceeding further,
we should
remember that, they were under Madras Government & even after being a vassal state, they achieved what British could dream of....

Let us divide Maharaja's contribution into People Welfare, Health Care, Industries and Education.

A For The People
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The Tragedy was HIS DEATH.

He was Executed By Joseph Stalin on 28 October 1937 and his death was acknowledged only after 20 Years.
Along with him there was another victim, Virendranath Chattopadhaya, the younger brother of Sarojini Naidu.

#AbaniMukherjeeJayanti. Image
In their quest to destroy the land of Sanatana & to appease 1 particular dynasty, Communists of India Forgot their own founder who died fighting for Bharat's Freedom.

This is an inspiring story of Abaninath Mukherjee, an Anushilan Samithi freedom fighter & 1 of the 7 people Image
who established Communist Party of India.

For a set of freedom fighters, the lure of Marx & Russia proved fatal. They were drawn to Bolshevism by Lenin and met their end at the hands of Joseph Stalin.
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Andhra Ratna Diggirala Gopalakrishnaiah

The Freedom Fighter in the image was an Economic Post-Graduate from Edinburgh University.
Surprised? Read On...

He passed away at a young age of 39 & in poverty after spending everything he earned for Gandhi & Congress.

#UnsungHeroes ImageImageImageImage
Please do read about the legend who formed a Swayamsevak Sangh & named it on Shree Rama.
A small tribute to a remarkable Sanatani on his jayanti.

He was born in Penuganchiprolu village in Krishna district on June 2, 1889 into a Brahmin family. His father was Kodandaraamaiah and
mother was Seetamma. He studied in high schools in Gunturu and Bapatla town.

He went to England for higher studies. After graduating with MA degree from Edinburgh University, he worked with Ananda Kumaraswamy for some time and translated Nandikeswara' s Abhinaya Darpanamu from Image
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There was another Bose and his name was Rash Behari.

The Congress and Left cherry picked certain incidents of the life of Netaji and Bhagath Singh to tell Indians that these 2 did armed struggle against British, but freedom came due to Gandhi, Nehru.

#LegendsOfFreedom ImageImage
So, why he is Forgotten?
Because, letters of communication happened between
2 Greatest Nationalists Veer Savarkar & Ras Bihari Bose for years discussing the Nature, Future of Bharat, INA & the need of the Army.

Ras Behari was born on 25th May 1886 at Burdhwan & not much is
available about his childhood except he was inspired by revolutionary stories his prinicpal Charuchandra & grandfather Kalicharan told.
After leaving school, he made unsuccessful attempts to join
the Indian Army before landing a clerk's job with the Forest Research Institute
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Do you know the founder of this brand & company was a Freedom Fighter, Acclaimed Journalist & Earliest Propagator for Separate Andhra Pradesh From Madras Constituency?

#KasinadhuniNageshwaraRaoPantulu was born at Krishna dist for a Brahmin couple on
01/05/1867. ImageImageImage
Completing his graduation from Madras Christian College, Pantulu travelled for Kolkata to work in Apothecary Business (Pharmacist), later he moved to Bombay to work in an office, unsatisfied, Pantulu in the year 1893 got patent for Pain Balm &
started #Amrutanjan_Limited.
He recognized the need for Telugu language journal to campaign effectively for the freedom struggle & started a weekly #AndhraPatrika in 1909 in Bombay.

In 1914, he moved the journal to Madras and reformatted it as a daily newspaper.

Besides being a journalist, Nageswara Rao ImageImage
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"The Case That Shook British Empire"

Two heroes emerged after Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.

1 is Now Celebrated Sardar Udham Singh
2 is Conveniently Erased

Thread 🧵 on the 1st and the only Malayali Congress President who took the fight against British in ImageImage
Queens backyard.

Immediately after Jallianwalabagh, Sir C. Sankaran Nair writes in his autobiography: “Almost every day I was receiving complaints, personal and by letters, of the most harrowing description of the massacre at Jallianwalla Bagh at Amritsar and the martial law Image
administration & I found that Lord Chelmsford [the Viceroy] approved of what was being done in Punjab. That, to me, was shocking.”

The effects of his resignation were immediate. Censorship of the press was immediately abolished and martial law in Punjab was terminated.
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On this day in 1943, before his Execution, Laxman Nayak said,

On this day 29/03/1943, #LaxmanNayak, another Gandhi Follower was Executed by British.

The folk hero of Tribals of Orissa met
his end at Behrampore jail whereas Gandhi & Nehru were never touched upon.

Laxman Nayak (B22/11/1899)
belonged to Bhuyan Tribe & his father was The chief of the tribe & used to work for Jeypore King who again was under British.

Laxman witnessed the atrocities committed by
British on the tribals, villagers & when he grew up he decided armed struggle is the only way to send them out.

Laxman Nayak organised the tribals against exploitation by the officials of Jeypore Samasthanam and its British masters successfully. This brought him recognition as
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‘Gandhism’ according to Roy was dangerous because “on the strength of one man’s personality, India was falsely construed as a pure cultural entity”.


The readers will judge why I used these words once you finish reading
this thread/post.

In 1938, the hosts at Wadia House, Bombay were taken aback to see #Roy coming to the breakfast table in white Dhoti-Kurta in true Bengali Style who preferred to wear suits shirts & trousers.
Noticing the puzzled look he said, I'M GOING TO PAY MY RESPECTS TO

#ManabendranathRoy, the founder of #CommunistPartyofIndia added, I'm sure the Old Man will be pleased to see me dressed as a full fledged Indian rather than as Westernized Revolutionary.
Having said that MN Roy went to meet Veer Savarkar & BOWED TO HIS FEET.
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Born on this day, January 24th 1877, Pulin since childhood was deeply influenced by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee...

It was September 1906, Bipin Chandra Pal & Pramatha Nath Mitra were touring Bengal looking for Activists for their Anushilan Samithi.

During a public speech,
Pramatha Nath asked for volunteers who has the will to sacrifice their life for Bharat.

A Man Stepped Forward, He Was

#PulenBihariDas, not only he volunteered, but also he established Dhaka Anushilan Samiti.

By 1906, he was an expert in Fencing & Lathial, in a short span of
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An upcoming biopic featuring #SaraAliKhan will tell the incredible story of unsung freedom fighter #UshaMehta.

#AeWatanMereWatan #FreedomFighter #Biopic #ForgottenHeroes #WomenInHistory #history
Born on March 25, 1920, in Saras, Gujarat, Usha was just 22 when she helped establish the underground station Congress Radio, which amplified #MahatmaGandhi’s message of rebellion.
After the clarion call to #QuitIndiaMovement was blown on 9 August 1942, a young Usha told her father that her education would have to wait and left her home to contribute to the freedom movement.

For a fortnight, there was no knowledge of her whereabouts.
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On his Janmadivas, let's remember

He had written to his cousin Hukam Singh from the jail, "The life of a man is the best creation of God and I have proved this by sacrificing it for cause of its creator. I am the first man of my native village Nabada who
has glorified all of you my brothers and sisters. Why to repent for this mortal human body, it was to be finished any day. I am happy that I could devote more and more time to meditate in the last moments. I know the man who dies in the way of his duty or Dharma gets salvation
for ever. You need not worry for my death. I am going to sleep peacefully in the lap of God."

Roshan Singh (22 January 1892, Shahjahanpur district - 19 December 1927, Allahabad) was a Bharatiya krantikari who was previously sentenced in the Bareilly shooting case during
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He was hanged 2 months before his 20th birthday....
And Hemu Kalani, carried Bhagavad Geeta with him to the gallows.

This is the funeral photo of one of the youngest revolutionaries executed for fighting for Indian independence.

He stated to the police and the court that if
the British rulers could justify putting down the independence movement by force of weapons and armaments, then he, was totally right for endeavouring to eradicate these same weapons and armaments.

Hemu was born in the Sindhi city of Sukkur in united India on March 23, 1923.
In his youth, Hemu admired the engagements of his uncle, Dr Mangharam Kalani, who was a famous Congress elder in Sukkur and a veteran of the anti-colonial struggle. He became a member of the ‘Swaraj Sena’ (a youth organization) and was elected its figurehead after being
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History tells us about Mangal Pandey, but not #ChakkiKuntia, the priest for the Hindu Sepoys who rebelled against British in the war of 1857...

Isn't it surprising to know that this priest belonged to Puri Jagannath Mandir?

Does anybody knows that, he was the family priest or
Panda of Meropanth, the father of Manubai/Manikarnika who was renamed Laxmibai after her marriage to Gangadhar Rao, the king of Jhansi.

Chakhi Khuntia was born on the eve of the sacred Shamba Dasami in Puri in the year 1827. His father, Raghunath Khuntia, was a devotee of
Bhagwan Jagannath. He named his son Chandan Hajuri, after the sandal paste (Chandan) with which he used to dress the Bhagwan at the moment of his birth.

His mother was Kamalabati. After early education in his village, he learned Sanskrit from Pandit Harihar Brahma.
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He asked the PM if two different Nehrus reside in him—the idealist of 1926, who was moved to tears by the plight of the British working class or the PM of 1960, unmoved by the tearful appeals of his own employees.

Story of an Unsung MP, Barrister Nath Pai (1922-1971) ImageImageImage
whose research-backed speeches shook Nehru.

Pai may not be a name read too often in history books, but in parts of Maharashtra, especially the Konkan region comprising Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg, his loss is still mourned by people. He is widely hailed as the man who championed
the cause of the Konkan railway, who toiled to ensure facilities such as roads and post-offices in the remote areas of the region, and who brought attention to his Lok Sabha constituency with his dazzling debates and arguments inside Parliament.

Born on September 25, 1922 at
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SHASHIBHUSHAN RAYCHAUDHARI – The ACHARYA who laid foundation for Revolution against British in Bengal.
As usual, another Unsung Hero in India but a LEGEND if born in any other country.
Shashida was born on 8 January 1863 at Barrackpore, West Bengal.
1 Shashida had opened a traditional primary school of the Pathshala style, to give secular education to children of indigent families, usually looked after by zealous Christian preachers.
2 Shashida created evening classes for adults and, in addition to rudiments of Bengali,
history and mathematics, he invited competent collaborators to initiate them to weaving, agriculture including growing silk-worms, and cottage industry.
By 1880, Shashida got admitted to Metropolitan Institute which had eminent personalities like Ishwara Chandra Vidyasagar,
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The first Ghadarite who was hanged outside Bharat - Tributes to #SohanLalPathak on his Jayanti.

Pathak was born on 7 Jan 1883, in Amritsar.
His father’s name was Pandit Chanda Ram. Sohan was a deserving student who received numerous scholarships & awards at his high school.
However, his family's financial situation forced him to drop out of middle school and pursue a job with the Irrigation Department as Beldar.

He left this job after a short time and enrolled in a Teacher Training School in Lahore. He began working as a school teacher after
finishing his course. In 1901, he got married to Laksmi Devi.
Pathak was influenced by rising nationalistic feelings while still in Lahore. Lala Lajpat Rai had a significant influence on him. He quit his school job to work for Lajpat Rai's Urdu newspaper Bande Matram.
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Before JRD Tata, there was a legendary aviator and his name was Sri Rama Venkata Subba Setty.

Know more about Bharat’s Modern Day Aviator forgotten by Left’s Distronics.

S.V. Setty, was born on Dec 28, 1879 into a family of meagre resources. After his early
education in Mysore, he graduated from Madras University.

Later, at Thomson College of Eng, Roorkee, he distinguished himself taking first place. He joined Mysore State service in 1906 as Assistant Engineer. In 1909, he won a scholarship for an electrical engineering diploma
from Faraday House, England, where he later gained practical experience through stints in engineering companies.
Setty was determined not to return to India without learning aeronautics. However, he was financially insecure since the Mysore government refused to extend his
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