Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Many sons and daughters of India sacrificed their lives believing that revolution was the only way to gain freedom

Vasudeva Balwant Phadke is the forerunner of such revolutionary heroes

Phadke attacked the colonial rulers with guerilla warfare along with the local tribals

Historians consider this Maratha hero who took up arms against the British for

The first time as the 'Father of Indian Armed Rebellion

Vasudev was born on 4 November 1845 as Vasudev Balwantrao Phadke in a Marathi Chitpavan Brahmin family

Hometown Shirdan village in Maharashtra, A Farmer

He got married at the age of 16