New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday paid tribute to revolutionary freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad on his 110th birth anniversary.

Remembering him as the brave son of India she said: “Azad inspired youth to fight for India’s freedom and values that we stand for. His courage is historically exceptional and contribution unforgettable.”

Azad was born on July 23, 1906 in Bhavra village, in the present-day Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

On February 27, 1931, Azad shot himself dead with his last bullet when he was surrounded by police at Alfred Park in Allahabad.

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