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|
Are there historical figures who inspire you?
Entry for letter Q.
2 thoughts on “Q is for Quicksilver”
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?
Dear JohnThanks 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.