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10 Lesser Known Facts About Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh

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Bhagat Singh was a valiant freedom fighter and a revolutionary of the India Independence movement. His sentiments of enthusiasm and patriotism were confined against British principles as well as towards the division of India on common lines. He could predict it and to discover such a regarded leader is troublesome. He was virtuoso, experienced and consistently attracted towards socialism. He, in fact, participated in the non-cooperation movement.

He was pulled in to anarchist and Marxist belief systems which further bring revolutionary ideas in his mind. He was a splendid student, a reader and in every case actively participated in extra-curricular exercises.

Born to a Sikh family on 28 September 1907 in Punjab, India (presently Pakistan), he was associated with a few revolutionary associations and set an example of patriotism in the nation.

He quit school at thirteen to give his life to Indian Independence and died at an extremely youthful age of 23. Famously he is known as Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh. He was seen as liable of executing a British cop and was hanged on March 23, 1931. 

To remember and pay our tribute to this brave man, we present to you some rousing and unknown facts about Bhagat Singh.

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Born in a politically active family, his grandfather did not approve of the Khalsa High School in Lahore and showed his loyalty to the British government. Due to this, Bhagat Singh did not attend it and got enrolled in an Arya Samaj school. 

Arya Samaj School
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He was deeply and strongly disturbed by the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, that at the age of 12, he bunked school and went to the bloodshed place. There he collected a bottle of mud, wet with the blood of Indians and worship it every day. 

Jallianwala Bagh massacre
Source: www.news18.com

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During his childhood, he wanted and talked about growing guns in the fields, so that he could fight the British and send them back. 

Guns
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From a fairly young age of thirteen, he had decided to dedicate his life to the country. 

Bhagat Singh Fight
Source: www.historic-uk.com

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The time when his parents forced him to get married, he left home and joined the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association in Kanpur.

Hindustan Socialist Republican Association in Kanpur
Source: www.naukrinama.com

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His revolutionary ideas were fueled and were highly influenced by Marxist ideologies

Marxist Ideologies
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He was the one who coined the well-recognized phrase of ‘Inquilab Zindabad’- meaning ‘long live the revolution’. This phrase later became the slogan of India’s freedom struggle.

Bhagat Singh Quote
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He was found guilty of killing a British officer, for that he was sentenced to be hanged. His hanging was brought forward by 11 hours. On March 23, 1931, he was hanged at 7.30 pm, and secretly cremated on the banks of the Sutlej River by the jail authorities.

Sutlej River
Source: www.amarujala.com

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He was the one who could foresee the division of India on communal grounds. This was the reason he continuously stressed the importance of unity and oneness.

Unity and oneness.
Source: humansarefree.com

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On the day of his hanging, his mother came to visit him in jail. Seeing his mother, Bhagat Singh started laughing loudly. The jail officials were stunned to see how a person is who so close to death, laughing openly.

Bhagat Singh in jail
Source: indianexpress.com

Bhagat Singh’s legacy will continue to live in the hearts of many. These unknown facts will surely pave deep respect and give an idea about his life and its revolution.

Inquilab Zindabad!

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