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Aruna Asaf Ali

Freedom fighter Aruna Asaf Ali
 Veteran freedom fighter; remembered as the heroine of the 1942 Quit India Movement when she inspired the whole generation of young men and women by her brave act of hoisting the Tricolour at August Kranti Maidan in Bombay on August 9. She was arrested during the Salt Satyagraha in 1930, 1932 and 1941. She was elected Delhi's first mayor in 1958. She has been conferred with the Bharat Ratna award posthumously in 1997. She was also conferred with the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1991.

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