Bhagat Singh

Profession: Indian Revolutionary Freedom Fighter


Brothers of Bhagat Singh

Kultar Singh, Kulbir Singh, Rajinder Singh, Jagat Singh, Ranbir Singh

Father of Bhagat Singh

Kishan Singh (Member of Ghadar Party)

Mother of Bhagat Singh

Vidyavati Kaur (Home Maker)

Paternal Grandfather of Bhagat Singh

Arjun Singh

Sisters of Bhagat Singh

Bibi Prakash Kaur, Bibi Amar Kaur, Bibi Shakuntala Kaur

Information about Bhagat Singh

Place of Death - Lahore, Punjab, British India  Bhagat Singh was born the same day when his father and uncle were acquitted from the jail. His father and uncle were also freedom fighters and were sent to prison for taking part in India's freedom movement.  Date of Death - 23-Mar-1931  He had mistakenly killed an assistant police officer, John P. Saunders, considering the police officer as James A. Scott, whom they want to kill to take the revenge of Lala Ji's death. Also, Chandrashekhar Azad, who was accompanying him in the plan, shot a police constable, Chanan Singh, who had tried to catch both of them. A report mentioned that there were eight bullets found in the body of the dead police officer.  In 1926, he started the Naujawan Bharat Sabha and appealed to youngsters to participate in the struggle for freedom. Also, in 1928, he reorganised the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA), which includes leaders like Ram Prasad Bismil, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Bhagwati Charan Vohra, Sukhdev, Rajguru, and Shahid Ashfaqullah Khan.  In 1928, he was very much affected by the death of Lala Lajpat Rai and decided to take its revenge by killing the superintendent of police, James A. Scott, who had ordered lathi charge during the protest of Rai, after which, Rai died of a Heart attack.  His writings such as his own written diary, Bhagat Singh's Jail diary (now converted in a book), a book- Canadian Society & Culture, and some of his hand-written articles/document are still kept preserved under archive department.  He was also an adherent of the great Indian Leader, Mahatma Gandhi, but after Gandhi Ji called off the non-co-operation movement, he refused to follow the path of Non-Violence and decided to join the revolutionary group of youths.  In 1929, while in prison, he, along with his fellow prisoner Jatin Das, went on to a hunger strike to protest against the prison authorities as they discriminated the Indian prisoners over others. Reportedly, they used to serve the Indian prisoners perished food and torn clothes.  In 1923, when he was in his college, National College (Lahore), he used to take part in dramatics and writing competitions. He also won an essay competition in which he had written on the topic, 'The problems in Punjab due to Freedom struggle in India.'  After killing the police officer, he escaped from Lahore to Howrah, along with HSRA member, Bhagwati Charan Vohra's wife Durgavati Devi, who helped Bhagat Singh to disguise himself as a married man as the police were searching for an unmarried Sikh boy.  In 1927, after he got bail from the jail, he started writing for the Urdu and the Punjabi newspapers, which were published in Amritsar. He also used to write for the journal of the Kirti Kisan Party known as 'Kirti', and also for the Veer Arjun newspaper.  He was very much fond of reading books, and at the very young age of 21, he had read about fifty books, which includes the books of Ram Prasad Bismil, and many Russian and European writers.  Bhagat Singh's death sentence, along with Rajguru and Sukhdev, which was slated to be executed on 24 March 1931, was preponed by the officials, and all the three were executed on 23rd March 1931, at 7:30 PM. The news of their death was not made public to avoid any ruckus, and his body was secretly cremated outside Ganda Singh Wala village, and their ashes were thrown into the Sutlej river.  He was born in the house which is located in Chak No. 105 GB, Banga village, Jaranwala Tehsil in the Lyallpur district of the Punjab Province of British India (now in Pakistan).  Bhagat Singh's ancestral home is located in Khatkar Kalan in Nawanshahr district of Punjab.  ays of hunger strike, while Bhagat Singh continued his strike till 116 days and stopped it on his father's plea.  He was an ardent follower of Kartar Singh Sarabha, who was a leader of the Ghadar Party and an active participant in the Indian Freedom Struggle, and who also became a martyr of India at the very early age of 19. 


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