Key facts to know about freedom fighter Bhagat Singh’s life
– Bhagat Singh was born in Banga village of Faisalabad district (previously called Lyallpur), now in Pakistan’s Punjab province, on September 28, 1907.
– The revolutionary freedom fighter was a charismatic Indian socialist revolutionary whose two acts of dramatic violence against the British in India and execution at the age of 23 made him a folk hero of the Indian Independence movement.
– In December 1928, Bhagat Singh and Shivaram Rajguru, fatally shot British police officer John Saunders in Lahore, British India, mistaking Saunders for the British police superintendent, James Scott, whom they had intended to assassinate to avenge the death of popular Indian nationalist leader Lala Lajpat Rai.
– In April 1929, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt exploded two improvised bombs inside the Central Legislative Assembly in Delhi and showered leaflets from the gallery on the legislators below. They shouted slogans and allowed the authorities to arrest them.
– At the age of 23, Bhagat Singh was convicted and hanged in the Lahore jail along with Shivaram Hari Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar on March 23, 1931.