Bhagat Singh is to be hanged! When the news spread, the people all over the country were mad with rage. Thousands of appeals were sent to the British government, pleading that his death sentence should be commuted. Several politicians and social activists joined in the appeal.
23rd march 1931:Sukhdev and Rajguru were the other two to be hanged with Bhagat Singh. All attempts failed, even the members of the prisoners’ families were not allowed to meet them Three of them were hanged a day before the assigned date because British officials feared a revolt from the Indians.
March 23 is observed as " MARTYR’S DAY" to remember the contribution of Bhagat Singh,Sukhdev, Rajguru and other important ‘Krantikaaris’ who paved way for Indian Independence.
Born in 1908 at Banga village,Lyallpura, Punjab to Sardaar Kishan Singh and Vidyavati, Bhagat singh was only 23 at the time of his Martyrdom. Even today, the heroic spirit of Bhagat is an unfailing source of inspiration to the youth of the country. His courage, spirit of adventure and patriotism are an example to one and all.
This is 80th year of Martyrs day, all over the country tributes will be paid to the heroes, who fought for Nation’s freedom and sacrificed their lives. Films have been made and hundreds of songs composed to honour the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.