Specifically 86 years ago on this day, freedom competitors Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar were hanged to death in the Lahore jail, a death sentence they attained for the failed Ghadar conspiracy of 1915.

Previously this morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commemorated their death anniversary in a tweet, saying that India will never forget their courage and sacrifice.

“Remembering Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev on the day of their martyrdom. India will never forget their courage & sacrifice, inch he wrote.

In 1924, while still a student at Lahore’s National College, a local miraasi (storyteller, genealogist) came to Bhagat Singh’s grandfather Arjan Singh with a match for the boy. All of 17 years old, Bhagat Singh, who by that time was deeply committed to the national movement, retorted: “Won’t it be fun. The animal will eat through all our sugarcane fields and we will all be picking up the dung!”
After dropping out from school to join Mahatma Gandhi’s Non-cooperation Movement in 1921, Bhagat Singh was devastated by Gandhi’s decision to call off the movement in wake of the 1922 Chauri Chaura incident.
In a step to mark Bhagat Singh’s martyrdom, the Border-Line Security Force (BSF) has decided to placed on screen the pistol he used to kill British official John Saunders at a new arms museum in Indore.

Singh’s historic semi-automatic. 32-bore Colt-make pistol happens to be on screen at the School of Weapon Central School of Weapons and Tactics memorial.

Despite the length of time that is long gone since Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev provided their lives for our country, they are recalled because of their stance and sacrifice more often than not.

Here are a few things every generation of Indians should know info:

  1. As many may know from the score of movies made on him, Bhagat Singh was transferred to fight for India’s independence at a sensitive regarding 12, when this individual visited the Jalianwala Bagh after the mass extermination in 1919.
  2. Old wives or girlfriends tales advise that this individual was so touched by the bloodied sight at the Jalianwala Bagh, this individual brought home a container of the blood-soaked dirt as a sign of remembrance.
  3. There have also been stories that say, Singh, as a child, used to speak about growing guns in the land to fight the British isles Raj.
  4. Singh was an avid reader and article writer and was drawn to the subjects of socialism, socialist revolutions and the reds.
  5. Born into a Sandhu Jat family, he used the towel on his faith and became an atheist later in life.
  6. He is the man behind the famous phrase, ‘Inquilab Zindabad’, which literally means ‘Long live the revolution’.
  7. In 1929, Bhagat Singh wonderful comrades had bombed the Central assemble in Delhi with low-grade explosives, so that they can startle the occupants and gain attention to their cause.
  8. This individual also led a craving for food strike against the low-life treatment that prisoners of the revolution received in the jail. He required that they, the ‘political prisoners’, be given the basic amenities and gain access to books and papers while imprisoned.
  9. His comrade Rajguru’s full name was Hari Shivaram Rajguru. Having been from a Deshastha Brahmin family in Maharashtra.
  10. Rajguru was only twenty-two at the time of his death (Bhagat Singh was 23 and Sukhdev was 24).
  11. Just like Bhagat Singh, Rajguru was not a believer in Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent and civil disobedience ideology to fight the British Raj.
  12. Rajguru, along with Bhagat Singh, had fatally taken Saunders in Lahore, which later got them busted and eventually, sentenced to death.
  13. Khed, his birthplace in Pune, has recently been renamed as Rajgurunagar in his memory.
  14. Sukhdev Thapar, Bhagat Singh and Rajguru’s third comrade, was from Ludhiana, Punjab.
  15. Like his associates, Sukhdev was the member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA).
  16. Ahead of his execution, Sukhdev has been said to have written a notification to Mahatma Gandhi, protesting his disapproval of their (revolutionaries like himself, Bhagat Singh and Rajguru) chaotic approach of fighting the British Raj.
  17. The 1915 Ghadar conspiracy case, which got Bhagat Singh Rajguru and Sukhdev the loss of life sentence, went awry after they mistakenly killed police officer John Saunders for Adam Scott, the British law enforcement superintendent who ordered the lathi charge that added to Lala Lajpat Rai’s death.
  18. Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev were hanged at 7: 30 pm on March 23, 1931, eleven hours prior for their planned execution time.
  19. Their systems were sneaked out through a hole in your back wall of the imprisonment.
  20. They were secretly cremated at nighttime of the night time, and their ashes were thrown into the Sutlej river.

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