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Facts and Biography of Shaheed Bhagat Singh – Bhagat Singh was a prominent freedom fighter revolutionary of India, born on 28 September 1907 to Sardar Kishan Singh of Punjab. His mother’s name was Sardarni Vidyavati Kaur. He is known to have fought valiantly against the powerful British government for the independence of India. Let’s find out some more facts about Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

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Bhagat Singh history- Bhagat singh education, early life

Bhagat Singh studied at Dayanand Anglo Vedic High School. He later attended National College, in Lahore. During his school days in Lahore, Bhagat Singh studied the revolution that took place in different countries of Europe. The family members of Bhagat Singh were politically active, following which he established the Naujawan Bharat Sabha for the independence of India. After this, Bhagat Singh joined the ‘Hindustan Republican Association’ with Chandra Shekhar Azad. The purpose of this organization was to prepare young men who serve, sacrifice, and suffer. This organization was later renamed the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.

Facts and Biography of Shaheed Bhagat Singh

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Jallianwala Bagh massacre

When Bhagat Singh was 12 years old, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place. This massacre blew his mind and filled him with anger and sadness. After this, Gandhiji’s Non-Cooperation Movement was canceled, due to which his anger increased against the British. It was then that he started raising his voice against the Britishers. He started participating in the processions and became a member of several revolutionary parties. The main revolutionaries of his party were Chandra Shekhar Azad, Sukhdev, and Rajguru.

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Revenge of Lajpat Rai’s death

The 1928 boycott of the Simon Commission led to terrible actions by the British. The British government even lathi-charged those who participated in these demonstrations. During this event, Lala Lajpat Rai got severely injured and later succumbed to injuries. To avenge his death, Bhagat Singh planned to kill the Police Superintendent Scott as part of a secret plan. So, on 17 December 1928, Rajguru and Bhagat Singh fired shots at ASP Saunders, mistaking him for Scott. Saunders was killed in the shootout.

Facts and Biography of Shaheed Bhagat Singh

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Bhagat singh death- Hanged on 23 March 1931

On 8 April 1929, Bhagat Singh, along with Batukeshwar Dutt and Rajguru bombed the Central Legislative assembly where no one was killed in the blast. Bhagat Singh was however arrested, as he did not try to run away after the blast. In prison, Bhagat Singh and his comrades carried out a hunger strike for 64 days. The British then hanged Bhagat Singh and his comrades in Lahore jail on 23 March 1931. It is said that after hanging, the jail officials broke a part of the back wall of the jail to take out their bodies and cremated them near the Ganda Singh Wala village. After this, the ashes of these three were washed away in the Sutlej River, around 10 km from the jail.

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