Bhagat Singh BirthdayShaheed Bhagat Singh was born in 28 September 1907 to Kishan Singh and Vidyavati at Banga village of Lyallpur district of the Punjab in Pakistan.
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Bhagat Singh History
His family members were Sikhs; some had been active in Indian Independence movements, others had served in Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s army.
His father and uncles were members of the Ghadar Party, led by Kartar Singh Sarabha and Har Dayal.
In 1919, Singh visited the site of the Jallianwala Bagh just after massacre, this left deep impact on him.
Soon Singh became disillusioned with Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence after he called off the non-co-operation movement.
Later Singh joined the Young Revolutionary Movement and began to advocate for the violent overthrow of the British Government in India.
Bhagat Singh Biography
In December 1928, Bhagat Singh and an associate, Rajguru, fatally shot a 21-year-old British police officer, John Saunders, in Lahore, British India. They mistook Saunders for the British police superintendent, James Scott, whom they had intended to assassinate.
They believed Scott was responsible for the death of popular Indian nationalist leader Lala Lajpat Rai,
After escaping, Singh and his associates, using pseudonyms, publicly owned to avenging Lajpat Rai’s death. Soon they put up prepared posters, which, however, they had altered to show Saunders as their intended target.
Singh was thereafter on the run for many months, and no convictions resulted at the time. Soon surfacing again in April 1929, he and another associate, Batukeshwar Dutt, exploded two improvised bombs inside the Central Legislative Assembly in Delhi.
Soon they showered leaflets from the gallery on the legislators below and shouted slogans. Later they allowed the authorities to arrest them.
Later, arrest and the resulting publicity, had the effect of bringing to light Singh’s complicity in the John Saunders case.
Awaiting trial, Singh gained much public sympathy after he joined fellow defendant Jatin Das in a hunger strike, demanding better prison conditions for Indian prisoners, and ending in Das’s death from starvation in September 1929. Later court convicted Singh and hanged him on March 1931, aged 23.
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23 March 1931: Shaheed(2002)
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Bhagat Singh Death
Later British Court sentenced Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev to death in the Lahore conspiracy case and ordered police to hanged them on 24 March 1931.
The police moved forward schedule of execution and the three were hanged on 23 March 1931 at 7:30 pm in the Lahore jail.
Soon the honorary judge supervised the execution and also signed the three death warrants, as their original warrants had expired.
The jail authorities then broke a hole in the rear wall of the jail, removed the bodies, and secretly cremated the three men under cover of darkness outside Ganda Singh Wala village. Later they threw the ashes into the Sutlej river, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Ferozepore.
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Bhagat Singh Quotes
“Inquilab Zindabad!” (“Long Live the Revolution”)
Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhna hai zor kitna baazu-e-qaatil mein hai (The desire to make a Sacrifice is in our hearts, Let us see what strength there is in the arms of our executioner)- Original poem from Ram Prasad Bismil
Bhagat Singh Thoughts
My life has been dedicated to the noblest cause, that of the freedom of the country. Therefore, there is no rest or worldly desire that can lure me now
As regard the origin of God, my thought is that man created God in his imagination when he realised his weaknesses, limitations and shortcomings.
In this way he got the courage to face all the trying circumstances and to meet all dangers that might occur in his life and also to restrain his outbursts in prosperity and affluence.
God, with his whimsical laws and parental generosity was painted with variegated colors of imagination. He was used as a deterrent factor when his fury and his laws were repeatedly propagated so that man might not become a danger to society.
God was the cry of the distressed soul for he was believed to stand as father and mother, sister and brother and friend when in time of distress a man was left alone and helpless. He was Almighty and could do anything. The idea of God is helpful to a man in distress.
Let us see how steadfast I am. One of my friends asked me to pray. When informed of my atheism, he said, “When your last days come, you will begin to believe.” I said, “No, dear sir, Never shall it happen.
I consider it to be an act of degradation and demoralization. For such petty selfish motives, I shall never pray.” Reader and friends, is it vanity? If it is, I stand for it.