Shaheed Diwas 2022: Many sons of this country have sacrificed their lives to get India’s independence from the British. This history can never be complete without Shaheed Bhagat Singh. On 23 March 1931, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged by the British. At the age of just 23, Bhagat Singh, along with his companions, went to the gallows laughing.
The sacrifice of Bhagat Singh and his companions is remembered every year as Shaheed Diwas. Even after 91 years of sacrifice, Bhagat Singh and his thoughts about independent India are remembered. Let us know some such interesting stories related to his life, which still inspire crores of youth.
- When Bhagat Singh’s parents put pressure on him to marry, he left home and left for Kanpur. He had said that if he married in slave India, his bride would die. In this way, he later joined the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.
- Bhagat Singh was so upset with the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that he even bunked the school to visit the spot. He was a prolific actor in college.
- Bhagat Singh 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, because of a mistaken identity, Assistant Superintendent of Police John Saunders was shot.
- Even after being a Sikh by birth, Bhagat Singh shaved his beard and had his hair cut. He did this so that no one could recognize him during his arrest for the murder of John Saunders. He was successful in escaping from Lahore to Calcutta.
- A year later, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt threw bombs in the Central Assembly Hall of Delhi and raised slogans of ‘Inquilab Zindabad!’. He did not protest his arrest at this time.
- When Bhagat Singh was arrested by the police and started interrogating him, it was only then that he came to know that Bhagat Singh was involved in the murder of John Saunders a year ago.
- At the time of his trial, Bhagat Singh had not offered any defense. He used this opportunity to propagate the idea of India’s independence.
- Bhagat Singh was sentenced to death on 7 October 1930, which he heard with courage. During his stay in jail, he went on a hunger strike against the policy of better treatment for prisoners of foreign origin.
- Bhagat Singh was to be hanged on 24 March 1931. But he was hanged 11 hours earlier on 23 March 1931 at 7.30 pm. It is said that no magistrate was ready to supervise the execution.
- Regarding the time of hanging, it is said that at that time Bhagat Singh had a smile on his face and he kissed the noose while raising slogans against the British government.