Shaheed Bhagat Singh: 10 Lesser Known Facts About India’s Greatest Martyr
Bhagat Singh, India’s legendary son is always been a great inspiration for young generation. Born on 28 Sept 1907 in Banga village, Lyallpur district of Punjab (now in Pakistan), Singh is popularly known as Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh or Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Although he left us in a very early age but his revolutionary actions against British has given us inspiration in those tough days and till now. He played an important role in India’s freedom struggle and following his spirit others also became part of the freedom fight. While we know some of his great actions and facts from text books and movies but there are many other facts one must know about the great martyr.
Here we are presenting 10 lesser known facts about Bhagat Singh which will boost you from inside and you can tell others too about your favorite freedom fighter.
1. 12 years old Singh
He was 12 when the Jalianwala Bagh incident happened. He bunked his school that day and went to the tragedy place. In a bottle he collected the mud mixed with blood of Indians and placed that bottle in his home for worshiping it everyday.
2. An actor
Singh was a great actor and was very active in cultural activities in his college. He took part in several plays and his most notable plays were ‘Samrat Chandragupta’,’Rana Pratap’ and ‘Bharata-durdasha’.
3. Love for Mother Land
He left his home when asked for marriage. He said, if I will marry in slave India, “my bride shall only be death” and joined Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.
Bhagat Singh was hanged an hour earlier of the official time and British jail authorities secretly cremated him on the bank of the river Sutlej without informing his family members. When the village got to know about it, thousands of people gathered at the spot and arranged a procession with the ashes of great fighter.
5. Inquilab Zindabad
‘Inquilab Zindabad’ ,the most powerful slogan in Indian history was coined by Bhagat Singh in his revolutionary path of freedom fighting against the British.
6. No Fear of Death Warrant
Bhagat Singh said: “They may kill me, but they cannot kill my ideas. They can crush my body, but they will not be able to crush my spirit.” After his death, many freedom fighters quoted these lines.
7. A True Indian
Singh was a Sikh by birth but he shaved his beard and cut his hair for not being identified and arrested for the killing. He escaped from Lahore to Calcutta using this trick.
8. Not only a Freedom fighter
Bhagat Singh was not only a freedom fighter, but was a great writer also. He wrote many articles against Britishers and contributed to many newspapers of the time.
9. Only 23
Youth’s most favorite freedom fighter was only 23 years old when he was hanged. His death inspired thousands to join the freedom movement.
10. The Prison Diary
Bhagad Singh used to write a diary while he was imprisoned in Lahore Jail. The diary, which contains his intense thoughts about freedom and revolution, is available as a book for all to read, and be inspired.
So these was the 10 unknown facts about the Hero of our freedom fighter. We hope you liked this article, please share to others too so that we all become aware of the actions of our great freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
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