Today marks the 114th anniversary of the birth of revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, who died at the age of 23. Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907 and became one of India’s most renowned liberation fighters.
Bhagat Singh was a dynamic Indian revolutionary who practiced socialism and atheism and was known for his two acts of violence against the British in India, his hunger strike in prison and his execution. His death spurred an underlying activism in India, prompting immediate action within the ultimately victorious nonviolent independence struggle of the Indian National Congress.
In December 1928, Bhagat Singh and an associate, Shivaram Rajguru, both members of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association, shot dead a 21-year-old British policeman, John Saunders, in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, mistaking Saunders, who was still on probation. , for British Police Commissioner James Scott, whom they had planned to assassinate. They blamed Scott for the death of Lala Lajpat Rai, a popular Indian nationalist leader, after ordering a lathi charge in which Rai was injured and died of a heart attack two weeks later.
Singh’s involvement in the John Saunders case came to light following his arrest and the publicity that followed. Singh won popular sympathy while awaiting trial after joining defendant Jatin Das in a hunger strike to improve detention conditions for Indian prisoners, which ended in Das’ death from starvation in September 1929. Bhagat Singh, who was 23 at the time, was convicted of the murders of John Saunders and Channan Singh and hanged in March 1931. After his death he became a beloved folk hero, who is still remembered today.
Find out how internet users paid homage to the courageous soul who never hesitated to risk his life for his country:
के महान सेनानी शहीद भगत सिंह को उनकी जन्म-जयंती पर विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि।
The courageous Bhagat Singh lives in the heart of every Indian. His courageous sacrifice ignited the spark of patriotism among countless people. I bow to him on his Jayanti and recall his noble ideals. pic.twitter.com/oN1tWvCg5u
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 28, 2021
Humble tributes to Shaheed e Azam Bhagat Singh on the occasion of his birthday. He was an example of courage and patriotism, who made the supreme sacrifice for the cause of Indian independence. His ideals and his martyrdom would inspire generations to come. pic.twitter.com/7CT6W3a9YJ
– Ashok Gehlot (@ ashokgehlot51) September 28, 2021
के सच्चे सपूत, शहीद-ए-आज़म सरदार भगत सिंह जी की जयंती पर सादर नमन एवं श्रद्धांजलि।
– Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) September 28, 2021
Remember Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, a symbol of patriotism, bravery and sacrifice, on his birthday. You are an icon in the fight against caste. Greetings !! pic.twitter.com/yGcw6PsY5S
– Suraj Kumar Bauddh (@SurajKrBauddh) September 27, 2021
Tribute to one of the greatest freedom fighters, Bhagat Singh ji, on his birthday.
His courage and patriotism will always continue to inspire us. pic.twitter.com/oU89c3m9qS
– Vishnu Vardhan Reddy (@SVishnuReddy) September 27, 2021
– Dr Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) September 27, 2021
My most sincere tribute to the martyr and freedom fighter Shaheed #bhagatsingh the day of his birthday
He was the totally intrepid man, who offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others. pic.twitter.com/sKjAg3Za76
– Rebati Tripura (@RebatiTripura) September 27, 2021
– Aaidan Swami (@AaidanSwami) September 27, 2021
– Samrat Das☭ (@_SamratDas_) September 27, 2021
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“They can kill me, but they can’t kill my ideas. They can crush my body, but they won’t be able to crush my mind.”
~ #bhagatsingh 🙏❤️
– (@balramxyz) September 27, 2021
“Zindagi to apne damm by hi jiyi jati hai..dusro ke kandhe by toh sirf janaje uthaye jate hain.”
Sincere tribute to the revolutionary fighter for freedom #bhagatsingh on the occasion of his 114th birthday, which will always live on in our hearts. pic.twitter.com/upHnfnenU7
– मुकुल यादव (यदुवंशी) 🇮🇳 (@Yadavji_) September 27, 2021
– Akshay Akki ಅಕ್ಷಯ್🇮🇳 (@ FollowAkshay1) September 27, 2021