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The Inspirational Story of "Bhagat Singh"

In this episode of “Famous Indian Personalities”, let us talk about one of the early Marxist of India- Bhagat Singh. He became a national hero of the Indian liberation struggle against British rule due to his early execution.

Birth: Bhagat Singh was born in September 1907 in Banga (earlier was in Punjab, now in Pakistan). His father was Kisan Singh and his mother Vidyavati Kaur. He belonged to a family of radical freedom fighters, all the men in his family believed that they have to follow extreme measures to snatch the freedom of the country, thus making him a hugely patriotic person.

Childhood: He was highly influenced by his family since childhood and thus grew into a patriotic individual.

Adult Life: He attended Lahore’s Dayanand Anglo-Vedic School. In 1923, he went to Lahore’s National College.

Trigger points in his life: On his way to school one day, he witnessed an incident in which a British was thrashing an Indian. This incident altered his perspective. The next morning, Bhagat went to the farm with his father, and observed him spreading seeds in the fields. Bhagat recalled the incident he had witnessed earlier. He then started   sowing weapon in the field in the same manner as he had witnessed sowing the seeds.

In 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre left an everlasting impression on Bhagat Singh who witnessed the destruction and loss of lives after General Dayar opened fire on the people who had gathered there. Bhagat Singh then decided to dedicate his entire life to fight for the freedom of India. With every attack by the British, Bhagat Singh’s dedication grew stronger. When Bhagat Singh was in college he came to know about Young Italy Movement in Italy and created a group named, “Naujawan Bharat Sabha” in 1926. Later he also joined Hindustan Republican Association and fought side by side with several other famous freedom fighters to spread the fire of freedom throughout India. In a very small time, he became a household name. 

 

The Incident: In 1928, Lala Rajput Rai was leading a protest but sadly, he passed away in the massacre of lathi charge ordered by the Britishers. To avenge Lala Lajpat Rai’s passing away in a lathi charge, he, along with Sukhdev, Rajguru, and Chandrasekhar, carried out an attack leading to the killing of a British officer. After new runs and misses, they were arrested and execution was ordered for them. He went in disguise and changed his complete look to hide from the British officials.

In 1929 he along with his partner, organized a bomb blast in the Assembly chamber after Ram Prasad Bismil died while fighting for the nation. Bhagat Singh screamed “Inquilab Zindabad” after the blast. He along with Sukhdev and Rajguru very proudly embraced the end of their life for the sake of the motherland and left a legacy to every Indian to take the cause of freedom forward and attain it at all cost.

Bhagat Singh’s Famous Quotes: 

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