India, as a nation roused up to see its major spark of freedom at the beginning of 15th August, 1947. Celebrating independence and recalling the numerous martyred and patriotic souls, this day embarks upon all Indian, a feeling of smugness to be born in a country like India.
With the cursing of words at the Viceregal Lodge, currently called Rashtrapati Bhawan, the celebration of Independence Day began in 1947.
On this 70th Independence Day, wiwigo brings you the list of places where the descendants of freedom fighters are still living.
Tushar Arun Gandhi, the son of journalist Arun Manilal Gandhi, grandson of Manilal Gandhi and great-grandson of the great patriotic freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi, is born on 17 January 1960. He headed the 75th anniversary re-enactment of the Dandi March in March 2005. He was the Goodwill Ambassador of the CISRI-ISP Intergovernmental Institution for the usage of Micro-algae Spirulina against Malnutrition from 2007 to 2012.
Born on a train amid Mumbai and Kolkata, he was raised in the Mumbai district of Santa Cruz. He has done his schooling at Adarsh Vinay Mandir, a local Gujarati-medium school. He also holds a degree in painting from Mithibai College.
Gandhi lives in Mumbai with his wife, Sonal Desai and two kids, a son Vivan Gandhi and daughter Kasturi Gandhi. Kasturi was so named after Kasturba Gandhi.
Tushar Gandhi additionally runs the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation. He is the Chairman of Australian Indian Rural Development Foundation (AIRDF)
In 1988, he joined the Samajwadi Party but moved to the Congress in 1995.
Anita Schenkl Pfaff born on 29 November 1942 in Vienna, is a German economist, who has formerly been a professor at the University of Augsburg and a political figure in the Social Democratic Party of Germany. She is the daughter of Indian nationalist and a great patriotic freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose (1897–1945).
Pfaff is the only descendant of Emilie Schenkl and Subhas Chandra Bose, who—with a view to endeavor a fortified attack on the British Raj with the support of Imperial Japan—left Schenkl and Pfaff in Europe, and enthused to southeast Asia, when Pfaff was four months old . Pfaff was raised by her mother, who toiled shifts in the trunk office during the postwar years to upkeep the family which included Pfaff’s maternal grandma. Pfaff was not given her father’s last name at birth, and nurtured up as Anita Schenkl.
Pfaff is married to Professor Martin Pfaff, who was a former member of the Bundestag (the German parliament). They have three children: Peter Arun, Thomas Krishna and Maya Carina.
Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar born on 10 May 1954 is an Indian politician.
He is a national leader of a home-grown political party called Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM). He is the grandson of Bharat Ratna and the biggest patriotic leader of his time Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. He has represented the Lok Sabha constituency of Akola, Maharashtra, India twice. He has assisted in both houses of the Indian Parliament.
Ambedkari Chalval Sampli Ahe, Arun Shoauri Ek Fraud, Andheri Nagari Chaupat Raja, Maharashtracha Uddyacha Mukhyamantri Varkari ani Varkarich, which is a communication held at Nashik on 13 July 2008 and Bahujan Chalawal are some of his publications.
4. NAVI MUMBAI
The great-great-grandchild of the endmost Mughal emperor and a great patriotic leader, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Raunaque Zamani Begum, 34 aged, lives in a small, single-room apartment in Nerul’s Sector 11 with her family.
Sultana Begum, the mother of Raunaque was married to Mirza Bedar Bakht, who expired in Kolkata in 1980. Bakht was the great-grandson of Bahadur Shah Zafar.
The last emperor’s enduring son was Jawan Bakht and the latter’s son was Jamshed Bakht. Eventually, Jamshed Bakht had two sons, Mirza Sikandar and Bedar Bakht. Bedar Bakht married Sultana Begum.
Bedar and Sultana had six children, with one son who is now settled in Saudi Arabia.
Patriotic Udham Singh deceased at age 40, hanged on July 31, 1940 at the Pentonville jail in Barnsbury, north London. He was finished for assassinating Michael O’Dwyer at Caxton Hall in London on March 13, 1940. O’Dwyer hold the position of Lieutenant Governor of Punjab at the period Brigadier General Reginald Dyer instructed the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar on April 13, 1919.
The government identified eight members of his long family who have been given exceptional identity cards and are honored on his death anniversary.
But now, these members of the long family are quarrelling among themselves, each demanding that his or her necessity for a job and financial support is more persistent.
Previously, Udham Singh’s cousin Aas Kaur used to collect a government pension. Aas Kaur’s grandson Jeet Singh, who lives in Sunam has been looking for supports from India and abroad in the reminiscence of his grand uncle.
But Jeet Singh’s widowed sister Ranjeet Kaur alias Rani Kaur says she is the one in actual necessity, not her brother.
The Shaheed Udham Singh Yaadgari Committee, which organizes gatherings in the name of the revolutionary and coordinates with the government for the maintenance of the memorial house, is tired of the family quarrels.
70-year-old Arun Krishna Rao, is the great grandson of Damodar Rao, the adoptive son of the greatest Patriotic female freedom fighter Rani Laxmibai who lives in Indore, MP.
After Laxmibai’s death in 1858 in the clash against the British forces and the succeeding surrender of her adoptive son Damodar Rao two years later, her descendants were slowly forgotten. Damodar’s family too decide on to lead a life in isolation and had barely enough money to make ends encounter. Arun, a retired junior engineer from Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board, did not desire to divulge details of what toils the family went through.
The entire Rao family survived in isolation till 2007 till local journalist and historian Mohan Nepali found them in Indore and felicitated them at a cloistered function in Jhansi.
Mother Earth gave birth to many freedom fighter who sacrificed their whole life for India. They didn’t marry, didn’t enjoyed meal from their mothers hand, didn’t even played with their fathers. Apropos the fact they didn’t marry they do not have any trace surviving on Earth but still they remains in every citizens heart.
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