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Bhagat Singh Age, Caste, Family, Biography & More

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Bhagat Singh

Bio
Full NameBhagat Singh Sandhu
NicknameBhago wale
ProfessionIndian Revolutionary Freedom Fighter
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 September 1907
Birth PlaceBanga, Punjab, British India (now in Punjab, Pakistan)
Date of Death23 March 1931
Place of DeathLahore, Punjab, British India
Age (at the time of death) 23 Years
Death CauseSentenced to Death
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
Nationality Indian
HometownLahore, Punjab, British India
SchoolDayanand Anglo-Vedic High School
CollegeNational College (1923)
Educational QualificationBachelor's in Arts (B.A)
FamilyFather- Kishan Singh
Bhagat Singh Father
Mother- Vidyavati Kaur
Bhagat Singh Mother
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Prakash Kaur
Bhagat Singh Sister
Paternal Uncles- Ajit Singh and Swaran Singh
Paternal Grandfather- Arjun Singh
Grandsons- Yadvinder Singh (son of younger brother)
Bhagat Singh Grandson Yadvinder Singh
Grand Nephew Abhitej Singh Sandhu (died in 2016)
Bhagat Singh Grandnephew Abhitej Singh Sandhu
ReligionSikhism
CasteJat
AddressChak No. 105 GB, Banga village, Jaranwala Tehsil, Lyallpur district of, Punjab
HobbiesWriting, Reading, acting
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried

Bhagat Singh

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bhagat Singh

  • Did Bhagat Singh smoke?: Not Known
  • Did Bhagat Singh drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Bhagat Singh ancestral home is located in Khatkar Kalan in Nawanshahr district of Punjab.

  • Bhagat Singh was born on the same day, on which his father and uncle were acquitted from the jail. His father and uncle were also freedom fighters and were sent to prison for being a part of the freedom movement.
  • He was born in the house which is located in Chak No. 105 GB, Banga village, Jaranwala Tehsil in the Lyallpur district of the Punjab Province of British India (now in Pakistan).
  • He was an ardent follower of Kartar Singh Sarabha, who was the then leader of the Ghadar Party and an active participant in the Indian Freedom Struggle. He became martyr of India at the very early age of 19 
  • When he was 12 years old, he visited the Jallianwala Bagh after the massacre and taken mud in a bottle, which had blood stains of the people killed in the barbaric mass murder. He used to carry that bottle with him everywhere he used to go. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
  • On 21 February 1921, he, along with the villagers, took part in the protest against the killing of a significant number of people at Gurudwara Nankana Sahib.
  • In 1923, when he was in his college, National College (Lahore), he used to take part in dramatics and writing competitions. He also won an essay competition in which he had written on the topic, “The problems in Punjab due to Freedom struggle in India.”
  • He was very much fond of reading books, and at the very young age of 21, he had read about fifty books, which includes the books of Ram Prasad Bismil, and many Russian and European writers.
  • He was also an adherent of the great Indian Leader, Mahatma Gandhi, but after Gandhi Ji called off the non-co-operation movement, he refused to follow the path of Non-Violence and decided to join Young Revolutionary Movement.
  • In 1926, he started the Naujawan Bharat Sabha and appealed to youngsters to participate in the struggle for freedom. Also, in 1928, he reorganised the Hindustan Republican Socialist Association (HRSA), which includes leaders like Ram Prasad Bismil, Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhagwati Charan Vohra, Sukhdev, Rajguru, and Shahid Ashfaqallah Khan. Memebers of HRSA
  • In 1927, after he got bail from the jail, he started writing for the Urdu and the Punjabi newspapers, which were used to get published in Amritsar. He also used to write for the journal of the Kirti Kisan Party known as ‘Kirti’, and also for the Veer Arjun newspaper.
  • In 1928, he was very much affected by the death Lala Lajpat Rai and decided to take its revenge by killing the superintendent of police, James A. Scott, who ordered lathi charge during the protest of Rai after which, Rai died of a Heart attack.
  • He had by mistake killed an assistant police officer, John P. Saunders, considering the police officer as James A. Scott, whom they want to kill to take the revenge of Lala Ji’s death. Also, Chandrashekhar Azad, who was accompanying him in the plan shot a police constable, Chanan Singh, who had tried to catch both of them. A report mentioned that there were eight bullets found in the body of the dead police officer.
  • After killing the police officer, he escaped from Lahore to Howrah, along with HRSA member, Bhagwati Charan Vohra’s wife Durgavati Devi, who helped Bhagat Singh to disguise himself as a married man as the police were searching for an unmarried Sikh boy.  Durgavati Devi With Whom Bhagat Singh Escaped
  • On 8 April 1929, he planned another major attack on the self-esteem of Britishers. He, along with his contemporary member of HRSA, Batukeshwar Dutt, threw two bombs into the Assembly chamber from a public gallery, and both of them instead of escaping from the place kept on distributing the pamphlets which inscribed ‘Long Live Revolution (Inquilab Zindabad)’ and then, surrendered themselves in front of the police authority. Pamphlet Spreaded By Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt

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  • The case of the murder of the John P. Saunders (aka the Lahore Conspiracy Case ) was reopened after Singh’s arrest at Assembly Chamber, and he was sent to Borstal Jail in Lahore. After various hearing of this case, he, along with Rajguru and Sukhdev, was sentenced to death.
  • In 1929, while being in prison, he, along with his fellow prisoner Jatin Das, went on to a hunger strike to protest against the prison authorities as they have the biased rule for Indian prisoners and provide them perished food and torn clothes.

  • His fellow prisoner, Jatin Das, who had supported his hunger strike, died after 64 days of hunger strike while Bhagat Singh continued his strike till 116 days and stopped it after a various plea of his father.
  • His writings such as his own written diary, Bhagat Singh’s Jail diary  (now converted in a book), a book Canadian Society & Culture, and some of his hand-written articles/document are still kept preserved under archive department. Bhagat Singh Handwritten Diary
  • On 23 March 1931, a day before on which his punishment was pronounced, he, along with Rajguru and Sukhdev, was hanged at 7:30 PM. The news of his death was not made public to avoid any ruckus in the people, and his body was secretly cremated outside Ganda Singh Wala village, and ashes were thrown into the Sutlej river. Bhagat Singh Death Certificate

  • During his last days in prison, he became a canonical atheist. Once, a devout person asked his differences with the god; he replied to him that ‘ I never afraid of death that’s why’. He had also described his reason for being an atheist in his book- ‘Why I am an Atheist An Autobiographical Discourse.’ Bhagat Singh Book Why i am an atheist

  • The Place where he was hanged and cremated has become a part of Pakistan After the partition of India.

  • Various Films were also made on the life of Bhagat Singh, some of them are- The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002), 23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002), Shaahed-E-Azam (2002), Shaheed (1965), and many more.

  • Here is the video of actor Piyush Mishra, in which he had expressed his unusual opinion about Bhagat Singh.

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