New Delhi: Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has said that he pays homage to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary. “I bow to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary. He sacrificed his life so that we can lead a life of freedom, liberty and dignity,” the Prime Minister said.
Bhagat Singh was born in 1907 in the Lyallpur district of the Punjab province of British India. In 1919, when he was twelve years old, Singh visited the site of the Jallianwala bag massacre. He worked with several revolutionary organizations and became prominent in the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA), which changed its name to the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) in 1928.
Seeking revenge for the death of Lala Lajpat Roy, Singh murdered John Saunders, a British police officer. He eluded efforts by the police to capture him. Soon after, together with Batukeshwar Dutta he and an accomplice threw two bombs and leaflets inside the Central legislative assembly. Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were sentenced to death in the Lahore conspiracy case and ordered to be hanged on 23 March 1931.