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Ashfaqulla Khan was a freedom fighter in the Indian independence
movement. He was a noted Urdu poet and used to write poetry with the pen
name of ‘Hasrat’. Ashfaqulla Khan was born on 22nd October 1900 in , a
historical city of
Uttar Pradesh. Known as Shahjahanpur. He was born to Shafiq Ullah Khan
and Mazhoor-Un-Nishan Begum.
Native of Shahjanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Ashfaqulla Khan was born in a devout Muslim family. He was highly inspired by Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil. Though not an ardent advocate of violence he wanted to instill fear in the minds of Bristishers and their agents. As a member of Hindustan Republican Association, he alongwith Ram Prasad Bismil looted train at Kakori but was later arrested and send to gallows, only to inspire generations to come. Today one can find various institutions named after this great personality who lived and died for the cause of the nation and alongside Ram Prasad Bismil served an epitome of communal brotherhood.