Aruna Asaf Ali

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Birthday
16, 1909
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jul 29, 1996 (87)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1909
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jul 29, 1996 (87)

About

Indian activist who is best remembered for hoisting the Indian National Congress flag at the Gowalia Tank maidan in Bombay in 1942.

Before Fame

She worked as a teacher at Gokhale Memorial School in Calcutta.

Trivia

She protested the treatment of political prisoners by starting a hunger strike, while imprisoned at the Tihar Jail in 1932.

Family Life

She married Congress party leader, Asaf Ali.

Associated With

Both she and author Mahmoud Darwish were recipients of the International Lenin Peace Prize.