Chandra Shekhar Azad, the revolutionary Indian freedom fighter who was part of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh's Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA), was martyred on February 27 in 1931. Azad was part of the radical freedom fighters, who resorted to an armed struggle apart from ideologically opposing the existence of imperial British rule in India. Azad differed from the pacifist approach adopted by the Indian National Congress. His statements called for action among the youth against the dictatorial regime represented by the British Monarch.