30 Interesting Facts About Shaheed Bhagat Singh
Shaheed Bhagat Singh. A name recorded in the pages of Indian history, whose stories of sacrifice we and you have been hearing and reading since childhood. Born on 27 September 1907 in Banga in Lyallpur district (now in Pakistan), Bhagat Singh, at the young age of just 23, laughed and laughed at the noose for the country. 23 March 1931 was that date. When the British killed him. Although his works always inspired the youth of the country for the independence of the nation. Following his path, many people played an important role in the Indian freedom struggle. Where many people did not agree with the revolutionary approach of Bhagat Singh. At the same time, a large number of people were his supporters. In such a situation, while turning the pages of history, it will be interesting to know some interesting facts about Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
FACT#1. Bhagat Singh was born to father Kishan Singh and mother Vidyavati on September 28, 1907, at Banga in Laipur district in Punjab province (Presently in Pakistan).
FACT#2. Bhagat Singh’s father Kishan Singh, uncle Ajit Singh and Swaran Singh were freedom fighters. Bhagat Singh studied at DAV High School in Lahore.
FACT#3. At the young age of 8, he started thinking about the independence of India, and at the age of 15, he left his home.
FACT#4. In 1923, Bhagat Singh enrolled in the National College, Lahore. He remained active in the cultural and intellectual activities of the college. In 1923, he also won an essay competition organized by the Punjab Hindi Sahitya Sammelan.
FACT#5. Bhagat Singh wrote articles for many Urdu and Punjabi newspapers. He also wrote articles for Kirti Kisan Party’s magazine ‘Kirti’.
FACT#6. Bhagat Singh was very fond of reading, his studies continued even in jail. Bhagat Singh read many books related to politics, history, economics, literature.
FACT#7. Even in his last days, Bhagat Singh did not stop writing. His prison notebook is a testimony to the fact that his contemplation continued even in jail. A few minutes before his execution, he was reading a book on Lenin.
FACT#8. On 13 April 1919, on the day of Baisakhi, a meeting of the countrymen was held at Jallianwala Bagh in protest against the Rowlatt Act. Due to the brutal and oppressive orders of British General Dyer, the English soldiers opened fire on the unarmed people. This atrocity further fueled the fire of revolution across the country. This massacre had a profound effect on 12-year-old Bhagat Singh. He swore to the blood-stained soil of Jallianwala Bagh that he would blow the trumpet of freedom against the British government. He left the Lahore National College and founded the ‘Naujawan Bharat Sabha.
FACT#9. Bhagat Singh along with Sukhdev and Rajguru carried out the Kakori incident
FACT#10. Bhagat Singh, along with revolutionary partner Batukeshwar Dutt, threw bombs and pamphlets to awaken the British government on 8 April 1929 in the auditorium of the then Central Assembly of British India at Alipore Road, Delhi.
FACT#11. You will be surprised to know that it was Sukhdev who persuaded Bhagat Singh to throw a bomb in the Assembly Hall. In fact, another person was appointed by the “Hindustan Socialist Republican Association” along with Batukeshwar Dutt to throw the bomb in the Assembly Hall. But after Sukhdev called Bhagat Singh a coward and a coward, Bhagat Singh himself decided to throw a bomb in the assembly hall.
FACT#12. When Bhagat Singh’s parents wanted to get him married, he went to Kanpur. He told his parents that “if I marry in slave India, my bride will die.” After this he joined the “Hindustan Socialist Republican Association”. had joined
FACT#13. He along with Sukhdev planned to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai and conspired to kill the Superintendent of Police James Scott in Lahore. However, due to a mistake in identification, he shot British police officer John Saunders.
FACT#14. Being a Sikh, his beard and hair were very important to Bhagat Singh. But he got his hair cut so that the British could not catch him. He eventually managed to escape from Lahore after the assassination of British police officer John Saunders.
FACT#15. Nearly a year after the murder of British police officers John Saunders, Bhagat Singh, and Batukeshwar Dutt threw bombs and raised slogans of Inquilab Zindabad in the Central Assembly Hall of Delhi. Also this time he allowed himself to be arrested.
FACT#16. Even inside the jail, the revolutionary attitude of Bhagat Singh remained. He aggressively inspired the prisoners for the independence of India and made the British “chew the gram”.
FACT#17. He did not present any defense at the time of his trial, but he used this opportunity to propagate the plan of India’s independence.
FACT#18. He was sentenced to death on 7 October 1930, which he heard fearlessly.
FACT#19. While in jail, he demanded good treatment for prisoners of foreign origin. He also went on a 116-day hunger strike to protest against discrimination in treatment with them.
FACT#20. His death sentence was reduced from 24 March 1931 to 11 hours on 23 March 1931 at 7:30 pm. The name of the judge who sentenced him to death was G.C. Hilton was.
FACT#21. It is said that no magistrate was ready to be present at the time of his execution. After his original death warrant expired, a judge signed the warrant and remained present till the time of execution.
FACT#22. People say that Bhagat Singh went to the gallows laughing and “British imperialism be destroyed” was his last slogan against the British.
FACT#23. It is said that Bhagat Singh’s last wish was that instead of hanging him, he should be shot to death. But the British did not accept his wish.
FACT#24. In this way, India’s most famous freedom fighter was hanged only at the age of 23. His death inspired hundreds of people to participate in the freedom movement.
FACT#25. Bhagat Singh’s slogan ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ became very famous. He used to mention it in every speech and article.
FACT#26. It is said that Bhagat Singh smiled and swung on the noose. In fact, his last act of fearlessness was to “bring down British imperialism”.
FACT#27. When his mother came to meet him in the jail, Bhagat Singh burst out laughing. The jail officials were astonished to see what kind of person he is who is laughing openly despite being so close to death.
FACT#28. Everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is on February 14, but few people would know that February 14 is also related to Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Bhagat Singh’s nephew Charanjit Singh says that on February 14, 1931, the then Congress President Madan Mohan Malviya had filed a mercy petition before the British officer Lord Irwin. In this, a request was made to waive the death sentence of Bhagat Singh, but the petition was rejected. This is also mentioned in Vishnu Sharma’s book ‘Itihas Ke 50 Viral Sachs’.
FACT#29. Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s nephew Charanjit Singh, 60, lives with his wife Manjeet Kaur, daughters Anushka and Amrita at Pradyumna Nagar in the city. He told that every year on 14th February, misleading news is circulated on social media that Bhagat Singh was hanged on this day, while he was hanged on 23rd March-1931. It hurts to hear such news.
FACT#30. Shaheed Bhagat Singh was originally a resident of village Khatkar Kalan in the Ludhiana district of Punjab. Bhagat Singh had gone to Lahore for the purpose of giving independence to the country, while his family started living in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad) in Pakistan. When Bhagat Singh was fighting for independence, Charanjit’s father Kultar Singh was 12 years old.