The Immortal Revolutionist- Bhagat Singh.
When talking about Indian freedom struggle, Bhagat Singh is an inevitable name. He was also known as, Shaheed Bhagat Singh and was born on 27 September, 1907 in a small village of Lyallpur.
Bhagat Singh was one of the most influential freedom fighters. Having a revolutionary family background as well, he became patriotic right from childhood. His uncle, Sardar Ajit Singh, established the Indian Patriots Association.
Bhagat Singh got his primary education from his village and went to Lahore for higher education. The Britishers executed the young Indian revolutionist, at an age of 23 for his revolutionary acts.
Bhagat Singh killed John Saunders, a British police officer, as a revenge for the death of Lala Lajpat Rai. He tried to escape police trying to arrest him for the assassination he made. He also, along with his friend Batukeshwae Dutt, threw two bombs in the Central Legislative Assembly. After this they surrendered themselves.
The great freedom fighter while in prison, initiated a 116 days hunger strike. The strike aimed at demanding equal rights as of the European prisoners. The 116 days hunger strike done by the freedom fighter is the longest strike till date. He got support of masses during his arrest. The revolutionist and his mates coined and used the phrase, ” Inquilab Zindabad”.
The British police executed many charges on the great freedom fighter and his mates for the assassination and bomb blast. Unfortunately the great Indian freedom fighter got sentenced to hang and executed on March 23, 1931