Rare pic: The moment when India's hero Chandra Shekhar Azad chose death over subjugation

Today (February 27) is the death anniversary of freedom fight Chandra Shekhar Azad.

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2016, 10:24 AM IST
Rare pic: The moment when India's hero Chandra Shekhar Azad chose death over subjugation

New Delhi: Today (February 27) is the death anniversary of freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad.

On February 27, 1931, in the Alfred Park, Allahabad, when an associate betrayed him, well-armed police circled Azad. For quite sometime he held them at bay, single-handedly with a small pistol and few cartridges. Left with only one bullet, he fired it at his own temple and lived up to his resolve that he would never be arrested and dragged to gallows to be hanged.

 

Here is the rare picture of the moment when India lost one of its heroes: