List of Nicknames of Indian Freedom Fighters - UPSC Prelims

Many freedom fighters contributed immensely for Indian independence. To know about the role of these freedom fighters have always been important for the IAS Exam, however, some interesting details such as the nicknames of Indian freedom fighters will also make an important part of the preparation. This article will provide you with a list of nicknames of Indian freedom fighters.

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Why know the nicknames of Indian Freedom Fighters for UPSC?

The UPSC mains exam is approaching and candidates would be aware of how it is not merely knowledge but also presentation and answer writing for IAS mains that is most important.  Everybody learns the same thing but UPSC mains answer writing is what sets some papers apart. This differentiating factor can earn you extra marks. You can better your answers in the GS papers and also the essay and the ethics paper by giving certain ‘additional’ information like nicknames that famous leaders had. This will also help you explain the importance and contribution of that person. We bring you a list of nicknames of a few national leaders. Finally, you will also find this list useful for the IAS Prelims exam.

Leaders Nicknames
M K Gandhi Mahatma


Father of the nation

Jawaharlal Nehru Chacha Nehru
Subhash Chandra Bose Netaji

Prince of Patriots

Rabindranath Tagore Gurudev


Bal Gangadhar Tilak Lokamanya

Maratha Kesari

Father of Indian Unrest

Lala Lajpat Rai Punjab Kesari
Dadabhai Naoroji Grand old man of India
Chittaranjan Das Deshbandhu
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Lion of Punjab/ Sher-i-Punjab
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Frontier Gandhi

Badshah Khan/Bacha Khan

Ashutosh Mukherjee Tiger of Bengal/ Banglar Bagh
K. Kelappan Kerala Gandhi
Sarojini Naidu Nightingale of India
Vallabbhai Patel Sardar

Iron man of India

Indian Bismarck

Dr Rajendra Prasad Bihar Gandhi

Desh Ratna

Madan Mohan Malaviya Prince of beggars


Bhagat Singh Shaheed Bhagat Singh

Prince of martyrs


Bipin Chandra Pal Bengal Tiger
Raja Ram Mohan Roy Father of the Indian Renaissance

Maker of Modern India

Morning Star of India Renaissance

Gopal Hari Deshmukh Lokhitawadi
C Rajagopalachari Rajaji
Sheikh Abdullah Sher-e-Kashmir
Chandra Shekhar Azad Azad
E. V. Ramaswamy Periyar/Thanthai Periyar

Vaikom Veeran

Pazhassi Raja Kerala Simham/Lion of Kerala
Tipu Sultan Tiger of Mysore
Jyotirao Phule Mahatma Phule
Ishwar Chandra Bandyopadhyay Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
Bhikaiji Rustom Cama Madame Cama

Mother of Indian Revolution

Sir Surendranath Banerjee Rashtraguru

Indian Burke

Pherozeshah Mehta Father of Bombay Municipality
B. R. Ambedkar Baba Saheb
Ravishankar Vyas Ravishankar Maharaj

Father of Gujarat

Jayaprakash Narayan Lok Nayak
Charles Freer Andrews Deen Bandhu
Jatindra Mohan Sengupta Desh Priya
Abul Kalam Azad Maulana
Gopinath Bordoloi Lokapriya
Vinayak Narahari Bhave (Vinoba Bhave) Acharya

National Teacher of India

Spiritual Successor of Gandhi

Murlidhar Devidas Amte Baba Amte
C. N. Annadurai Anna

Arignar Anna

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Frequently Asked Questions on Nicknames of Indian Freedom Fighters

Q 1. Which Indian Freedom Fighter was given the nickname of Bengal Tiger?

Ans. Bipin Chandra Pal was given the title of Bengal Tiger.

Q 2. Which Indian Freedom Fighter is known as Sher-i-Punjab?

Ans. Maharaja Ranjit Singh was given the nickname of Sher-i-Punjab.

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