Noor Inayat Khan, a descendant of the legendary Tipu Sultan, was a British secret agent in the Second World War. She was infiltrated into France by the Special Operations Executive (SOE) – a secret organization set up by Winston Churchill.
Armed with only a false passport and a pistol, Noor became the first woman radio operator to be sent to occupied Paris. However, she was betrayed and captured by the Germans. And despite being repeatedly tortured and interrogated, she revealed nothing. She was executed by an SS officer on September 13, 1944 at Dachau Concentration Camp at the age of just 30.An anonymous Dutch prisoner emerging in 1958 contended that Noor was cruelly beaten by a high-ranking SS officer named Wilhelm Ruppert before being shot down from behind. Her last word was “Liberté”.