Azad - a rememberance

Friday, February 27, 2009


Time : Sometime in late afternoon
Date : 27 February 1931
Place : Alfred Park, Allahabad





The tension is palpable as the gunshots refuse to cease. The young revolutionary realizes that he has only one bullet left in his pistol. He has been surrounded by the police from all sides and although three of them have already gone to meet the gods, thanks to his sharp shooting skills, they are still too many and too well armed. Time is running out. They are closing in and will very soon overpower him if he does not act fast. He is sad, not because everything seems to be over, but because he will not be able to achieve what he and his comrades had dreamed of for so long.

He gives a last look to his 'Bamtulbukara', his pistol as he lovingly calls it. This last bullet lying in wait in his pistol will redeem his freedom. He puts the pistol on his temple. The faces of his comrades flash past his eyes. He thinks of his mother whom he will never be able to see again. He thinks of another mother who is bound in chains, waiting for her sons to free her. The finger pulls the trigger....

... This post is not an obituary. This is a remembrance to that event and the man involved. He was just Twenty Five years old when he took his own life in preference for eternal freedom.

Today I write this post to salute Chandrashekhar Azad- who lived, and died free on this very day seventy eight years back!

9 comments:

Pangala Nagendra Rao said...

Salute to great soul of Azad. Let us make his dream "Sunhera Bharat" true!!
Vande Mataram

Indyeah said...

These last moments of Chandrashekhar Azad's life rae imprinted on my brain becasue of the way they had been written in my hindi textbook when I was kid.

I remembered all of a sudden as to how he got the name Azad.

And a shaheed at 25.

I salute one of India's Bravest sons..

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Biju Mathews said...

He was the Man! Salute!!

Keep Blogging!!

Solilo said...

Salute to the unsung heroes.

I still remember the chapter on Azad in my Hindi textbook.

Karmasura said...

Salute to Azad bhai.. the maturity of those revolutionaries is amazing.. I cannot think of doing this right now even though I am roughly of the same age..

AamirRaz said...

A nice blog, indeed. Glad to have found it... :)

Balvinder Singh said...

Thanks for ocassional reminders to tell us that what all went in to get us our freedom.

Da Eternal Rebel said...

@Balvinder
Yes I will keep on doing it :)