Heroes have lived among us. It just made us realize we were looking for them somewhere else. The thrilling heroic tales that were told and the tears that we shed while lighting the Diya on 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' on the doorstep every year will always echo the memory of our Kargil heroes.
"Dushman ki goliyon ka hum samna karenge, Azad hee rahein hain, Azad hee rahenge" (I will face the bullets of the enemy. I have remained free and will remain free!) was Azad's words. At the age of 15, he vowed to be free as long as he lived and kept it to the last.
The British government carried out his execution 10 days earlier, on April 8, fearing further riots if the government waited that long. He was hanged at the age of 29, marking the beginning of one of the greatest uprisings against British Raj in Indian history.
In the last article we looked at how China entered the monarchy and the early Bronze Age. It is believed that Shun, the last emperor of the five emperors, gave the kingdom to Yu. He created the Xia dynasty, now widely regarded by the Chinese as 'Yu The Great'.