The iconic slogan Inquilab Zindabad was first coined by the noted Indian freedom fighter and celebrated Urdu poet, Hasrat Mohani. Syed Fazl-ul-Hasan, also known as Hasrat Mohani, was born in 1875 in the Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh.
Graduated from Aligarh Muslim University in 1903, Hasrat Mohani worked constantly for the Indian independence movement as a social activist, freedom fighter, politician, journalist, and poet.
In 1903, he was jailed for many years by British authorities. He was the first person in Indian History who demanded the ‘Complete Independence’ or Azadi-e-Kaamil in 1921.
Meaning of Inquilab Zindabad
Inquilab Zindabad is a Urdu phrase, which translates to “Long live the revolution”. The slogan was popularized by Bhagat Singh during the late 1920s. Since then, it became one of the rallying cries of the Indian independence movement.
Hasrat Mohani passed away on 13 May 1951 in Lucknow.
Last updated on February 29th, 2024 at 02:13 am
Kaleem Ullah Fasihi is a research scholar at the Aligarh Muslim University with a profound interest in Muslim History and Media Studies. His work aims to unveil captivating narratives and bridge the past with the present.