First Published Mar 23, 2022, 1:14 PM IST
On March 23, 1931, the British authorities executed the three revolutionaries by hanging. On Shaheed Diwas, Indians pay respect to the liberation warriors. Bhagat Singh is regarded as one of India’s most formidable revolutionaries during the independence movement. He motivated hundreds of others to join the independence movement.
Every year on March 23, India observes Shaheed Diwas, or Martyrs’ Day, to commemorate the sacrifices of independence fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru. On March 23, 1931, the British authorities executed the three revolutionaries by hanging. On Shaheed Diwas, Indians pay respect to the liberation warriors.
Bhagat Singh is regarded as one of India’s most formidable revolutionaries during the independence movement. He motivated hundreds of others to join the independence movement.
Here are 7 lesser known facts about Bhagat Singh:
1. Bhagat Singh was so outraged by the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that he skipped school to go to the scene of the atrocity. He was an excellent performer at college, appearing in plays such as ‘Rana Pratap’ and ‘Bharat-Durdasha.’
2. Bhagat Singh fled Kanpur when his parents forced him to marry. “If I marry in colonial India, when the British Raj is present, then my wife would be my death,” he warned his parents about him. As a result, there is no relaxation or worldly desire that may entice me anymore.’ Following that, he became a member of the “Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.”
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3. During his imprisonment, Bhagat Singh embarked on a hunger strike. Surprisingly, he used to accomplish all of his job for him on a regular basis during this period, such as singing, reading writing books, visiting court every day, and so on.
4. Bhagat Singh was a prolific writer as well. I have contributed to several newspapers and magazines, including Kirti and Veer Arjun.
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5. Bhagat Singh was often talking about firearms when he was a kid. He intended to cultivate weaponry in the fields so that he might fight the British. Instead of talking about toys or games when he was eight years old, he always talked about pushing the British out of India.
6. He became interested in socialism and the socialist revolutions launched by Lenin at a young age and began reading about them. ‘They may murder me, but not my beliefs,’ Bhagat Singh stated. They may be able to crush my body, but they will not be able to break my spirit.’
7. On March 23, 1931, he was hung one hour before the stated time. Bhagat Singh is claimed to have smiled when he was hung. Bhagat Singh was laughing loudly as his mother came to visit him in jail. The jail officials were astounded to witness this individual openly grinning while being so near to death.
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