New Delhi: On the 109th birth anniversary of Indian revolutionist and one of the most celebrated freedom fighter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tribute to Bhagat Singh for his enormous and emotional contribution in the freedom struggle of India.
PM Modi took to micro-blogging site Twitter and said, “I bow to the courageous Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary. He has left an indelible mark on India’s history through his bravery.”
I bow to the courageous Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary. He has left an indelible mark on India’s history through his bravery.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 28, 2016
Time and again, Indian film industry and artists have paid tribute to the freedom fighter by directing biopics, showcasing Bhagat’s Singh life and his fight for India’s freedom struggle against the British.
Bhagat Singh, who was the Indian revolutionary socialist, had become influential in the Indian independence movement. Born into a Jat Sikh family which had earlier been involved in revolutionary activities against the British Raj, he studied European revolutionary movements as a teenager and was attracted to anarchist and Marxist ideologies.
The India freedom fighter 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
He was hanged in Lahore jail at the age of 23, along with Shivaram Hari Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar on March 23, 1931.
First Published | 28 September 2016 11:11 AM