Bhagat Singh was born in 1907 in Banga village of Faisalabad district (previously called Lyallpur), now in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
India is observing ‘Shaheed Diwas’ today to mark the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Hari Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar, the revolutionary leaders who had been hanged on the Lahore Central Jail in Lahore on March 23, 1931.
Bhagat Singh, the charismatic socialist freedom fighter, was born in Banga village of Faisalabad district (previously called Lyallpur), now in Pakistan’s Punjab province, in 1907. His two acts of violence against the Britishers and subsequent govt at the age of 23 made him a folks hero of the Indian independence motion.
Singh became actively involved in India’s freedom movement at an early age after quitting formal training at the age of 13. He left home for Kanpur after his parents tried to get him married.
In December 1928, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru plotted the assassination of the superintendent of police James Scott in Lahore to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai, the nationalist chief of the well-known Lal-Bal-Pal trio. In a case of mistaken identification, assistant superintendent of police John Saunders was shot lifeless. To keep away from arrest, Singh escaped to Calcutta after shaving his beard and reducing his hair.
In April 1929, Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt hurled bombs within the Central Meeting Corridor in Delhi, and raised the slogan of “Inquilab Zindabad!”. They had been later arrested. Singh and his revolutionary comrades Rajguru and Sukhdev had been hanged to death on March 23, 1931, within the Lahore Conspiracy case.
Several events have been organized by central and state governments to pay tribute to the revolutionary leaders of the Indian independence wrestle. Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann declared a vacation on March 23, saying the choice was taken to allow the utmost variety of folks from throughout the state to pay their tributes to the nice martyrs at Khatkar Kalan and Hussainiwala.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that his government’s upcoming faculty to organize students for the armed forces will probably be named after Bhagat Singh. The varsity will come up at a 14-acre campus in Jharoda Kalan with state-of-the-art facilities.