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Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh often referred as Shaheed meaning Martyr is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding revolutionaries that Indian History possessed. He became the leader of Hindustan Republican Association and soon converted it to Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.

He got immense support for his 64 day long fast in jail demanding equal treatment to British and Indian prisoners. He was arrested for firing a British police official in response to the death of Lala Lajpat Rai. It is believed that after the Jalliawalla Bagh Massacre, Bhagat was deeply hurt and committed towards India’s Independence.

Earlier a part of Non-cooperation movement he later believed that armed struggle is the only way to flee the country from British Rule. British started to adopt stringent measures to stop processions in India and for that purpose a bill was introduced in the Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh volunteered to throw a bomb in the Central Legislative Assembly where the meeting to pass the ordinance was being held.

On April 8, 1929 Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt threw bombs in the Central Assembly Hall while the Assembly was in session. He was sentenced to Death and hanged on March 23, 1931.

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