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Ashfaqulla Khan

Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh

October 06, 2021

Ashfaqulla Khan was born in 1900 at Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh and was a freedom fighter who actively fought against the British forces. After the ‘Chauri Chaura’ incident in 1922 when Mahatma Gandhi decided to withdraw the movement, Ashfaqulla was dissatisfied. Along with his friends, he decided to form an organization named ‘Hindustan Republican Association’ in 1924 to organize an armed revolution to achieve freedom. He was later arrested for his involvement in ‘Kakori Train Robbery’ and sentenced to death. He was hanged on 19th December, 1927 at the Faizabad Jail.

Source: The Unsung Heroes: A Tribute, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration