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Bhagat Singh

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh

Profession: Indian Independence Fighter


Why Famous: One of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement.

Singh gained widespread national support when he underwent a 116-day fast in jail, demanding equal rights for British and Indian political prisoners.

Born: September 27, 1907
Birthplace: Jaranwala Tehsil, Punjab, India
Star Sign: Libra

Died: March 23, 1931 (aged 23)
Cause of Death: Execution by hanging

Events in the Life of Bhagat Singh

  • 1929-04-08 Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest
  • 1931-03-23 Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev embrace the gallows during the Indian struggle for independence. Their request to be shot by a firing squad is refused.

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