Shaheed Bhagat Singh

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Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Born– 28 th September 1907 Died- 23 rd March 1931.

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Bhagat Singh was a charismatic Indian revolutionary who participated in the murder of a junior British police officer and an Indian head constable in mistaken retaliation for the death of an Indian nationalist..

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Some inspiring quotes from Bhagat Singh were: 1. "They can crush my body, but they will not be able to crush my spirit .“ 2."Bombs and pistols do not make a revolution. The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting stone of ideas." 3."May the sun in his course visit no land freer, happier, more lovely, than this our own country.".

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In December 1928, Bhagat Singh and an associate, Shivaram Rajguru , both members of a small revolutionary group, the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (also Army, or HSRA), shot dead a 21-year-old British police officer, John Saunders, in Lahore, Punjab, in what is today Pakistan , mistaking Saunders, who was still on probation, for the British senior police superintendent, James Scott, whom they had intended to assassinate..

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Bhagat Singh was convicted of the murder of John Saunders and Channan Singh, and hanged in March 1931, aged 23..

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Borrowing ideas from Bolshevism and anarchism, Shaheed Bhagat Singh electrified a growing militancy in India in the 1930s, and prompted urgent introspection within the Indian National Congress's nonviolent but eventually successful campaign for India's independence ..