These 5 Heroes Were the Main Reason for the Indian Independence and Gandhis Name Is Not on the List

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In this post, we'll tell you about some national heroes and freedom fighters that have not been much talked about over the years. We pay tribute to these heroes through this post.
India will be celebrating its 71st Independence Day on 15th August 2017, and it is long due that the country now becomes aware of its real heroes who have been gone unnoticed over the years. Due to the ignorance of the textbooks and the media, only a few glorified personalities like the Nehru and Gandhi are remembered on the India Independence Day.
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So, here is the list of “The unsung heroes of Indian Independence.”

1. Veerapandiya Kattabomman

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This 18th Century Braveheart from Tamil Nadu was one of the first to raise his voice against the British Raj, and the East India Company always saw him as a threat. By the end of 18th Century, Kottambomman was executed by the Britishers, but his sacrifice did not go in vain as many people were inspired by his actions and dared to raise their voices too.

2. Surya Sen

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A teacher turned revolutionary, Surya Sen led a clash against the Britishers with an armed support which was rare in his times. Surya and his group hoisted the Indian Flag in Chittagong after taking its control from the British. Upset with the uprising, the Britishers used much greater force and eventually captured him.

3. Tirot Sing

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Tirot died in 1835 while bravely fighting the East India Company’s domination in the Khasi hills. He became one of the major faces of the Khasi who made it difficult for the Britishers to take control of the region.

4. Aurobindo Ghosh

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The founder of the publication Bande Mataram, Aurobindo Ghosh used his pen to its power to write revolutionary texts that kept the fire of freedom burning in the hearts of his readers. The British forces kept trying to muffle his voice over time but failed in doing so. Aurobindo’s writings are still regarded as one of the best pieces of patriotic texts.

5. Khudiram Bose

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Probably the youngest martyr to die for his country, Khudiram Bose was such a threat to the British Raj that they hung him at the age of only 18. Khudiram was an active revolutionary in the Indian Independence.

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