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Freedom Fighters Of India Who Pursued Their Higher Studies Abroad

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The enthusiasm to study abroad is not the latest trend. It is observed that every year, thousands of Indian students move to foreign nations to pursue education there. After completing their education there, some of these students choose to settle there, while the others move back to India to build a career here. Similarly, there are many big personalities as well as Freedom Fighters of India who pursued an education in foreign nations and moved back here to serve the nations. There is much literature written on how well-educated freedom fighters were. 

The education these great personalities pursued came into use while freeing India from the chains of British Rule. This article will talk about some of the great Freedom Fighters of India who pursued education abroad. The write-up will also contain information on the degree, university, etc.

Freedom Fighters Of India Who Pursued Higher Education Abroad 

  1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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Mohandas Gandhi is widely known for his different movements like Satyagraha, Ahima, Khadi movement, etc. during India’s fight for Independence. Mahatma Gandhi was born in Gujarat. He completed his basic education there and later went to London, United Kingdom to pursue Law. In London, he studied at the University College and after completing the course came back to his home country as a lawyer.

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  1. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
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Independent India’s first Prime Minister, Nehru played a significant role in the freedom struggle. Jawaharlal Nehru studied at Harrow in the United Kingdom. It was one of the premium schools in Britain. After completing his course there, he studied at Trinity College in Cambridge where he pursued a bachelor’s degree in Natural Science. Nehru has also studied Law at Inner Temple in London.

  1. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
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Dr. Ambedkar is a renowned personality in India and his works for the Dalit community are truly commendable. Ambedkar had pursued many degrees from different institutions due to his keen interest in learning. Dr. Ambedkar pursued a degree in economics from the Bonn University of Germany. He had also pursued a master’s degree in science from the London School of Economics and a PhD. from the University of Columbia, from where he got the Doctorate title.

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  1. Varahagiri Venkata Giri
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Venkata Giri was India’s fourth president and a renowned activist of Independent India. He had a keen interest in law because his father, freedom fighter Jogayya Panthulu was a lawyer. Venkata Giri did his basic studies in Berhampur, where he was enrolled in Khallikote College. He later went to Dublin to pursue a career in Law.

  1. Sarojini Naidu
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Sarojini Naidu, one of the female freedom fighters of India earned the title ‘Nightingale of India’ from Mahatma Gandhi for her poetic skills. She studied in India till class 10th and later pursued higher education from different institutes abroad. She was enrolled at both King’s College in London and Girton College in Cambridge because she achieved a scholarship from the Nizam’s Charity Trust. 

  1. Subhash Chandra Bose
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Known for his famous quotation, “Give me your blood and I shall give you freedom”, Subhash Chandra bose is not unknown to Indians, as his struggle for India’s freedom showcases patriotism. He did his early education at Presidency College in West Bengal. Subash Chandra Bose later went to Cambridge to pursue a degree from Fitzwilliam College there.

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Till now only the works of the freedom fighters of India used to inspire people. But after reading this article, every individual will be motivated to educate themselves as well. The freedom fighters proved that money, time or situation don’t matter, when you have the will to do something great!

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