Bhagat Singh also is known as Shaheed-E-Azam was freedom fighter who played a crucial rule in India’s Independence movement. He was executed due to his dramatic violence against the British at the age of 23. In spite of his brief life span, he has left a strong mark of patriotism.
His valor, strength and spirit to sacrifice everything for the nation have inspired generations. His contributions to the nation’s independence are commendable. He didn’t even hesitate in sacrificing his life for India’s Independence.
“Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamare dil main hai,
Dekhna zor kitna bazuein qaatil mai hai“
Bhagat Singh came to prominence when he assassinated John P Saunders as he had mistaken him for James Scott. He along with Shivram Rajaguru, Sukhdev Thapar and Chandrashekhar Azad had conspired to kill Scott, in order to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai. After killing Saunders all of them managed to escape.
Bhagat Singh in order to inspire the revolt against British, purchasing a magic lantern to show slides that enlivened his talks about great revolutionaries like Ram Prasad Bismil who died due to Kakori conspiracy. In 1929, he had planned to plant a bomb in the Central Legislative Assembly. He after throwing bombs didn’t run away, but threw leaflets and shouted “Inquilab Zindabad!”. He was arrested and moved through a series of jails in Delhi.
He was arrested for assassinating Saunders. He sat on a hunger strike in the jail owing to the discrimination between British and Indian prisoners. The fast went on until 116 days. In 1930, a case was filed against Bhagat Singh for assassinating Saunders. On 7th October, judgment was delivered based on all the evidence which concluded that Bhagat Singh and his associates were involved in Saunders’ assassination. They were sentenced to death by hanging.
Singh and his associates were hanged till death on 24 March 1931. His death had created massive outrage in the entire nation. He died but, his spirit to die for the nation, his valor, strength made him invincible.
His contributions will inspire generations and his story will instil courage and strength in the youth to fight for the nation.