Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday paid homage to revolutionary freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad on his 110th birth anniversary.
Azad was born on July 23, 1906 in Bhavra village, in the present-day Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh.
Azad was an Indian revolutionary who joined the revolution for the Indian independence when he was only 15 years old.
Azad vowed that he would never be arrested by the British police and kept his promise by shooting himself in the head with his last bullet on February 27, 1931 in Alfred Park in Allahabad.
Remembering him as the brave son of India she said: “Azad inspired youth to fight for India’s freedom and values that we stand for. His courage is historically exceptional and contribution unforgettable.”