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Uttamrao Ambekar

(1920 – 1945) – (Maharashtra)

Uttamrao Ambekar (Aged 25) was an agriculturist born in 1920 at Kindala village, Wardha district, Maharashtra. His father’s name was Mohanji Ambekar, and he received education until the fourth standard. He actively participated in the ‘Quit India’ movement in August 1942 and played a crucial role in the anti-British demonstration that hoisted the tricolor flag over the Ashti police station on August 16, 1942.

As a consequence, Uttamrao Ambekar was arrested, charged with rioting, and sentenced to twenty years of rigorous imprisonment. While serving his sentence, he was subjected to torture by the Wardha Jail authorities, and he died in detention in 1945.