23 Interesting Facts About Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh
These Bhagat Singh facts will teach us some crucial things about the daring Indian revolutionary who forged his own path in the fight for Indian independence. And bravely gave his life to achieve independence for his motherland.
Bhagat Singh facts
1. Due to the fact that Bhagat Singh’s birth, on September 28, 1907, coincided with the release from custody of both his father Kishen Singh and his uncle Swaran Singh, his family named him Bhaganlal because he brought luck to his family.
2. The Archives of Pakistan are considered as the best and most comprehensive source for material on the life and times of Bhagat Singh, but they are not open to Indians.
3. The first political letter written by Bhagat Singh in 1923, at the age of 16, was addressed to his father.
4. The Lahore Central Jail, where three young revolutionaries, Bhagat Singh and his two comrades, Sukhdev and Rajguru, were hanged on March 23, 1931, at 7.30 p.m.
5. According to various scholars, Bhagat Singh wrote as many as four books in jail. These are the following:
• The History of the Revolutionary Movement in India
• The Ideal of Socialism
• At the Door of Death
6. Bhagat Singh was twenty-one when he first met Mahatma Gandhi; the Mahatma was fifty-nine.
7. Bhagat Singh’s lawyer, Pran Nath Mehta, asked him hours before his hanging if he had any message for the nation. Singh said: “Just two messages—”Down with Imperialism!” and “Long Live Revolution!”
8. Sardar Ajit Singh and Sardar Kishen Singh are Bhagat Singh’s paternal uncle and father. Both of them were members of the Ghadar party, founded in the United States in the early 20th century to oust British rule in India.
9. Urdu, Hindi, Gurumukhi, English, and Sanskrit were among the five languages that Bhagat Singh spoke with ease.
10. Bhagat Singh’s grandpa, Sardar Arjun Singh, affectionately referred to him as Bhagatu.
11. Bhagat Singh had two brothers and three sisters. Kulbir and Kultar were brothers. And Amar Kaur, Sumitra Kaur, and Shakuntala Kaur were sisters.
12. Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh greatly treasured Sardar Ajit Singh’s book, “Muhibb-e-Watan” (The Patriots). In actuality, the latter gave the former this book as a gift.
13. It was in Kanpur in 1924 that Singh became a member of the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA).
14. Bhagat Singh was arrested for the first time in 1927, on charges of association with the Kakori Case accused, for an article written under the pseudonym Vidrohi (rebel). He was also accused of being responsible for a bomb explosion in Lahore during the Dussehra fair.
15. Singh’s revolutionary uncle, Kishan Singh was the founder of the Bharat Mata Society.
16. Sardar Bhagat Singh wrote his last personal letters to his brothers, Kultar and Kulbir, on March 3, 1931, both in Urdu.
17. The first ever Bhagat Singh chair in any Indian university has been established at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
18. The largest number of banned publications in all Indian languages during British rule were focused on Bhagat Singh.
19. Bhagat Singh, in response to the query of his “last wish” before hanging, wished to have roti cooked by “Bebe,” which they used to call Bogha, a Dalit prisoner in jail. As mothers clean the shit of their children, so Dalits perform the task for humanity, so they deserve the respect due to a “mother.” Bogha was filled with tears at the respect given to him by Singh.
20. Bhagat Singh’s mother, Srimati Vidyavati Kaur, was publicly honored as “Mother of the Punjab” in the 1970s and was given a state funeral after her death.
21. Singh’s revolutionary ideas had been fed by the French Revolution, the American Declaration of Independence, and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.
22. Dr. Pattabi Sitaramayya, the official historian of the Congress party, wrote in his History of the Indian National Congress that Gandhi and Bhagat Singh were equally popular.
23. Prior to his hanging, Sardar Bhagat Singh told his lawyer Mehta to thank Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose because both of them had shown great interest in his case.
I hope you’ve gained some knowledge after reading these facts about Sardar Bhagat Singh. Thanks for reading. Jai Hind.
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