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Story – When Aruna Asaf Ali’s uncle got angry with her

Aruna met Asaf Ali, a leader in the Congress party, in Allahabad. They got married in 1928, despite parental opposition on grounds of religion and age (he was a Muslim and her senior by more than 20 years). “My father was no more when Asaf and I married in September 1928. My paternal uncle Nagendranath Ganguly, a university professor who regarded himself as my guardian, said to relatives and friends that as far as he was concerned I was dead and he had performed my shraddh.”

From Business Family, Actor Naman Shaw was always interested to make career related to media

I basically belong to a business family, but I was always interested in careers related to media. So I participated in a reality show and that’s how it all started. One good thing about such talent shows is that they serve as a very good platform for a newcomer; they give you an initial kick which is very essential in this profession. But for being successful in this industry, you need a combination of both talent and hardwork as I still find people who are talented but aren’t getting good opportunities.

Story – When Aruna Asaf Ali went on hunger strike for improvement in Tihar Jail

In 1932, Aruna Asaf Ali was held prisoner at the Tihar Jail where she protested the indifferent treatment of political prisoners by launching a hunger strike. Her efforts resulted in an improvement of conditions in the Tihar Jail but she was moved to Ambala and was subjected to solitary confinement. She was politically not very active after her release.

Story – When Aruna Asaf Ali hoisted Congress flag at Gowalia Tank Maidan

On 8 August 1942, the All India Congress Committee passed the Quit India resolution at the Bombay session. The government responded by arresting the major leaders and all members of the Congress Working Committee and thus tried to pre-empt the movement from success. Young Aruna Asaf Ali presided over the remainder of the session on 9 August and hoisted the Congress flag at the Gowalia Tank Maidan. This marked the commencement of the movement.

Story – When Aruna Asaf Ali was dubbed “Heroine of 1942 Quit India Movement” & called “Grand Old Lady” of Indian Independence

In August 1942, the All India Congress Committee passed the Quit India resolution at the Bombay session. The government responded by arresting the major leaders and all members of the Congress Working Committee and thus tried to pre-empt the movement from success. Young Aruna Asaf Ali presided over the remainder of the session and hoisted the Congress flag at the Gowalia Tank maidan. This marked the commencement of the movement. The police fired upon the assembly at the session. Aruna was dubbed the Heroine of the 1942 movement for her bravery in the face of danger and was called Grand Old Lady of the Independence movement in her later years.

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