HISTORY: Bharat Singh An Indian Revolutionary Freedom Fighter.
August is the month India celebrated its independence day from British Colonial. Many patriots lost their lives while fighting for freedom from the reigns of Great Britain. And one of the patriots was an Indian charismatic revolutionary Bhagat Singh.
Bhagat Singh was an Indian revolutionary freedom fighter who was hanged to death along with two other patriotic Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar by British colonials. Bharat Singh was 23 years old when he was executed. He was fondly known as 'Shaheed (martyr) Bhagat Singh', he is considered a national hero of India's freedom struggle against colonial rule.
He was born on 28 September 1907, in Banga, Pakistan. The Pakistani government has declared his birthplace a national heritage while India's Punjab state has offered to help set up the site as a world-class memorial. He is one of the most respected icons of the Indian freedom struggle.
He died young at the age of 23, on 23 March 1931, in Lahore Central Jail, Lahore, Pakistan. He participated in the mistaken murder of a junior British police officer John Poyantz Saunders. Saunders had been mistakenly killed as part of a plot to kill the police chief responsible for the death of Lala Lajpat Rai, an influential Indian writer, and politician.
He died of a heart attack a few weeks after sustaining severe injuries during a baton charge by police when he led a peaceful protest march against the all-British Simon Commission Indian constitutional reform.
Many leaders were injured but Lala Lajpat Rai was personally targeted. And eventually, the Indian revolutionary died of a heart attack on 17th November 1928. That led Bhagat Singh, who was a prominent member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Army (HSRA) to plot to avenge Lala Lajpat Rai's death by assassinating Scott.
The police chief Scott beat Lala Lajpat Rai severely and he succumbed to his injuries later. Bharat Singh, who was an eyewitness to this event, vowed to take revenge. He joined with other revolutionaries, Shivaram Rajguru, Jai Gopal, and Sukhdev Thapar, in a plot to kill the police chief.
In memory of the Indian freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru in Punjab, Hissainiwala village, at Hussainiwala National Martyrs Memorial situated the statues.
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