A blue plaque has been erected at his traditional residence in central London in honor of Nur Inayat Khan (141-19-1-1944). A native of Indian descent who went to Britain during World War II. She is the first woman of Indian descent to receive such an honor. Nominated under the Blue Plaque Scheme by the English Heritage Charity. Individuals and organizations are honored by placing blue plaques near buildings in Britain. ‘Noor Inayat Khan GC, 1914-44, SOE’ is written on the blue board. A blue sign bearing the name Inayat Khan has been erected on Four Twitton Street in Bloomberg. Inayat Khan lived on Four Twitton Street before moving to France in 1943. She had traveled to France as director of British Special Operations (SOE) radio. He was specially selected for the anti-Nazi campaign.
About Noor Inayat Khan:
Noor was the daughter of the Indian Sufi saint Hazrat Inayat Khan and a descendant of Tipu Sultan. He was the 18th century ruler of Mysore. He was captured by German troops in 1944. Then hanged in a concentration camp at Davachu. Noor did not provide any information until his death. Not only that, his real name is not even mentioned. Shravan Basu, historian and author of ‘Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan’, said that when Inayat Khan started his last campaign.
Which Indian previously honored?
Formerly living in London, Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation of India; Babasaheb Ambedkar has been honored with a blue plaque.
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