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Bhagat Singh

 

1- Bhagat Singh was an Indian revolutionary socialist.

2-Bhagat Singh worked with several revolutionary organisations and became prominent in the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA), which changed its name to the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) in 1928.

3-Seeking revenge for the death of Lala Lajpat Rai, Bhagat Singh assassinated John Saunders, a British police officer.

4- Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt threw two bombs and leaflets inside the Central Legislative Assembly.

5-Bhagat Singh, a Sandhu Jat was born in 1907 to Kishan Singh and Vidyavati at Banga village, Jaranwala Tehsil in the Lyallpur district of the Punjab Province of British India.

6-His grandfather, Arjun Singh followed Swami Dayananda Saraswati’s Hindu reformist movement, Arya Samaj.

7-Bhagat Singh became disillusioned with Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence after he called off the non-co-operation movement.

8-Inspired by the Young Italy movement of Giuseppe Mazzini, Bhagat Singh founded the Indian nationalist youth organisation Naujawan Bharat Sabha in March 1926.

9-Bhagat Singh conspired with revolutionaries like Shivaram Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar, and Chandrashekhar Azad to kill Scott.

10-Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were sentenced to death in the Lahore conspiracy case and ordered to be hanged on 24 March 1931.

11-Historian K. N. Panikkar described Bhagat Singh as one of the early Marxists in India.

12-On 15 August 2008, an 18-foot tall bronze statue of Singh was installed in the Parliament of India, next to the statues of Indira Gandhi and Subhas Chandra Bose.

13- A portrait of Singh and Dutt also adorns the walls of the Parliament House.

14-The Bhagat Singh Memorial was built in 2009 in Khatkar Kalan at a cost of ₹168 million (US$2.5 million).

15-Three major films about Singh were released in 2002 but all were unsuccessful Shaheed-E-Azam, 23 March 1931: Shaheed except The Legend of Bhagat Singh in which Ajay Devgan playing role of Bhagat Singh and got National film award for best actor 2002.

16-In 1968, a postage stamp was issued in India commemorating the 61st birth anniversary of Singh.

17- A Rs 5 coin commemorating him was released for circulation in 2012.

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