Sukhdev Thapar family
Sukhdev Thapar, born in Ludhiana in Punjab to Ramlal Thapar and Ralli Devi in a Khatri family. Sukhdev’s father died and his uncle Lala Achintram raised Sukhdev.
Sukhdev Thapar biography
Sukhdev was a member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA), and organised revolutionary cells in Punjab and other areas of North India. He was the chief of Punjab unit of HSRA and instrumental in taking decisions.
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Bhagat Singh Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru
Soon he became a member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association. He also worked to educate the young minds at the National College, Lahore.
Soon Sukhdev was involved in the Lahore Conspiracy Case of 18 December 1928 and its aftermath.
Later he became accomplice of Bhagat Singh, and Shivaram Rajguru, who led conspiracy to the assassinate Deputy Superintendent of Police, J. P. Saunders in 1928 in response to the violent death of the veteran leader Lala Lajpat Rai.
On 15 April 1929, Police discovered the Lahore bomb factory. This Raid lead to the arrest of other members of HSRA, including Sukhdev, Kishori Lal and Jai Gopal.
Not long after this, Police also raided the Saharanpur factory and some of the conspirators became informants.
Even in prison, Sukhdev actively participated in numerous revolutionary activities. Soon one of the major hunger strikes by Sukhdev was the prison hunger strike of 1929.
On 23 March 1931, the 3 revolutionaries, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Shivaram Rajguru hanged in Lahore jail. Police secretly cremated their bodies at the banks of the River Sutlej.
Sukhdev was just 24 years old when he became a martyr for his country. However, people will always remember him for his courage, patriotism and sacrifice of his life for India’s independence.
Later Government of India announced that India will celebrate 23 March as Martyrs’ Day in the honor of their sacrifice for the country.
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Lovers, Lunatic and Poets are made of same stuff.