New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to Lala Lajpat Rai on his 151st birth anniversary.

“Tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary. He was respected for his fearlessness, impeccable integrity & fight against injustice,” said PM Modi in a Tweet.

Also known as ‘Punjab Kesari’, Lajpat Rai is hailed for his immense contribution to the Indian Independence movement.

Part of the ‘Lal Bal Pal tri’ organization, he was also associated with Punjab National Bank in its early stages. 

Lala Lajpat Rai succumb to serious injuries he sustained by the police when leading a non-violent protest against the Simon Commission. 

His death anniversary is celebrated as Martyrs’ Day in India.

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