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.
- 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 Indian independence fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hung after conducting an assassination and a bombing. Their request to be shot by a firing squad is refused.