Every year March 23 is celebrated as Martyrs’ Day in India. This is the same day when the hanging of India’s three freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru took place.
The three young freedom fighters believed in a stir to get freedom. They used the ideology of making noise for the apparent deaf British rulers.
As a result of which the three were hanged by the colonialists on March 23, 1931, in Lahore Jail.
Bhagat Singh was the leader of the trio. He was one of the most revered young voices from Punjab.
Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907, in Banga, Punjab. His companions were Rajguru, Sukhdev, Azad, and Gopal, Singh who together fought against the British rule.
However, the assassination of Lala Lajpat Rai had left a deep impact on them. Lajpat Rai led a non-violent protest against the Simon Commission when it visited Lahore on October 30, 1928. Rai had suffered severe injuries in the police lathi charge. He eventually died on November 17, 1928, of a heart attack.
Sukhdev came in contact with Bhagat Singh when he was a student in 1921. Bhagat Singh and his partners decided to strike back at the British in their own way. In 1928, they plotted to kill the police chief responsible for the death of Lala Lajpat Rai.
But they failed to identify their target and junior officer J.P. Saunders was mistakenly killed. The trio later had to flee Lahore to escape the death penalty.
Moreover, Bhagat Singh has also worked as a writer. He also worked as editor in Amritsar for Punjabi and Urdu language newspapers.
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