Chandra Shekhar Azad’s passion for freedom inspired youth: PM Modi

New Delhi: Remembering freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the former’s valour and passion for freedom inspired youth.

While addressing the 46th episode of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the Prime Minister said, “The valour of Chandra Shekhar Azad and his passion for freedom has inspired many youths. Azad sacrificed his life, but did not bow down before foreign rule”.

The revolutionary freedom fighter’s 112th birth anniversary was celebrated on July 23.

Known for his zeal to fight against the British government in India, Azad was the one, who in August 1925, pulled the emergency chain of train from Shahjahanpur to Lucknow and looted the cash which was being transported.

He was famous for his new phases of revolutionary activism against the British authorities.

Born in Madhya Pradesh on July 23, 1906, Azad was killed in Allahabad on February 27, 1931 following a police encounter. (ANI)