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16 Rare Pre- Independence Day Photos That Are Ultimate Patriotic Throwback

Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India salutes the Indian National Flag

August 15th, 2016   |   Updated on February 21st, 2024

India attained independence in 1947, and that time has remained etched in the memories of people. However, despite this there have not been many photographs commemorating the event.

Whatever we know is through the write-ups of people who were present at that time. Here we present to you 16 rare independence photos which would stir those old memories in you.

1. Two Legends In One Picture, Frontier Gandhi And Mahatma Gandhi.

Frontier Gandhi with Mahatma Gandhi


2. The Well Responsible For Many Deaths, Jallianwala Bagh.

The Martyr’s Well at Jallianwala Bagh


3. A Press Conference Conducted By Shri Jawaharlal Nehru Right Before The Independence Declaration Was Made.

Jawaharlal Nehru addressing the press in Delhi in 1947, shortly before Independence

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4. A Martyr’s Death, Chandrasekhar Azad Last Picture.

Last photo of Chandra Shekhar Azad at Alfred Park


5. Death Certificate Of Bhagat Singh, The Man Who Sacrificed All.

Death certificate of Bhagat Singh


6. Famous Dandi March Of The Salt Satyagrah In 1930.

The Dandi March or The Salt Satyagraha of 1930


7. When Cuban Revolutionary Che Guavara Met Jawaharlal Nehru.

Jawaharlal Nehru welcoming Cuban revolutionary Che Guavara


8. The Whole Family Of Shri B.r.ambedkar

Dr. Ambedkar and his family


9. The Trio Having An Important Talk: Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel And Mahatma Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi with Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel


10. When Gandhi And Jinnah Disagree On Something.

Gandhi and Jinnah in a heated conversation


11. Last Time The British Police Captured Subhash Chandra Bose.

Netaji caught by the British Police for the last time


12. Lahore Jail’s Most Admirable Inmate And His Last Photo.

The last photograph of Bhagat Singh in Lahore jail


13. Two Geniuses Together, Shri Rabindranath Tagore, Sir Albert Einstein.

Rabindranath Tagore with Sir Albert Einstein


14. A Meeting Of Sorts, Subhash Chandra Bose And Hitler.

When Subhas Chandra Bose met Hitler


15. Lord Mountbatten Saluting The National Flag Before Leaving.

Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India salutes the Indian National Flag


16. When The Newspapers Declared India’s Independence.

August 15, 1947 – The newspaper stating the freedom of India