1. Velu Nachiyar
Nachiyar was the freedom fighter who created the first human bomb. When she found the place where the British stored their ammunition, she walked into the ammunition store after dousing herself in oil and lighting herself to destroy the arms.
2. Matangini Hazra
Matangini Hazra was a part of Quit India Movement and Non- Cooperation Movement. She was shot thrice in one of the processions but kept moving ahead with the Indian Flag in hand. She kept shouting “Vande Mataram.”
3. Aruna Asaf Ali
Not many would have heard of her. But in the list of daring freedom fighters, she ought not be missed. She hoisted the Indian National Congress flag during the Quit India Movement in 1942 at Gowalia Tank Maidan in Bombay.
4. Peer Ali Khan
Peer Ali Khan was a part of 1857 freedom struggle. He was a rebel who was given capital punishment. Due to his role in the freedom movement, on July 7, 1857, he was summarily tried in the presence of William Tayler, the then Patna Commissioner.
5. Master Da’ Surya Sen
His revolution gave rise to several freedom fighters in Bengal. He was the man behind Chittagong Armoury Raid (also known as ‘Chittagong Uprising’) and had 64 revolutionaries along with him. During the Raid, they captured the city and hoisted the Indian national flag declaring Gandhi Raj. He was later captured, brutally tortured and hanged.
Kumaran was the founder of the Association named Desa Bandhu Youth Association. Flag of Indian nationalists was banned by the British and he led a protest march holding the same against colonial government on 11th January 1932. Although, he succumbed to injuries, he was found dead holding the flag.
7. Begum Hazrat Mahal
The Indian Rebellion, 1857 found Hazrat in a major role. When her husband, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, was exiled, she took charge of Awadh and seized Lucknow. Later, she retreated to Kathmandu where she died.