Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh 1907 – 1931 One of the most outstanding revolutionaries of India, martyred at the age of 23. Born in a peasant family in Banga village of Lyallpur district of Punjab on September 27, 1907. Father Kishen Singh and uncle Ajit Singh were both members of the Gadar Party. Studied at National College founded by Lala Lajpat Rai. Was founder member of Naujawan Bharat Sabha. Witness to the lathi charge that led to Lajpat Rai’s death in the anti-Simon Commission protest in Lahore. Along with Batukeswar Dutt, threw a bomb in the Central, Assembly in Delhi on April 8, 1929. Arrested and tried. Convicted, along with Sukhdev and Rajguru, of murdering the police officer Saunders, and hanged on March 23, 1931. Barkatullah 1854 – 1927 Scholar and master of seven languages – Arabic, Persian, Urdu,Turkish, English, German and Japanese. Professor of Urdu at Tokyo University, Japan. A founder member of the Gadar Party. Was Prime Minister of the provisional government of India established in Kabul. Travelled to several countries to seek support for Indian independence. Met Jawaharlal Nehru at the anti-fascist conference at Brussels in 1927. Went to USA thereafter, and died on September 27 of the same year.