Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Q is for Quicksilver

Quicksilver was the name given to Indian Revolutionary Chandra Shekhar Azad by his mentor Ram Prasad Bismil for both his agility and volatile nature.



A master of disguise, Azad at times went and sat in police stations and chatted with police officers under the very posters announcing rewards for his arrest.

Here is a cinematic representation of his last heroic stance. True to his words, he shot himself rather than be taken alive. He was not even 25.


Azad hi rahenge
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Are there historical figures who inspire you?

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Entry for letter Q.

2 comments:

  1. Can't think of any inspirational historical figures. I tend to be more in awe of everyday people I encounter who do extraordinary things. Or anyone who shows kindness to strangers which seems in very short supply these days.

    Better Late Than Never Department: Couldn't find an email link on your profile page so I thought I'd follow up here about that question you had about AN AFTERNOON TO KILL. The city Lance Jones is headed for is Bandrapore. Is that a real place?

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  2. Dear John

    Thanks for taking all this trouble. There are many towns in India that end with Pur (or Pore as the British would write). There is a part of Bombay that is called Bandra but Bandrapore...never heard of it.

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