ALL THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH ON HIS BIRTHDAY
By Siddharth Singh .
28th September 2018 02:00pm
Bhagat Singh, a name every Indian is well aware of was one the youngest freedom fighter during the time of British India. Even today when someone talks of the freedom struggle Bhagat is the first name that strikes to the mind. What actually made him famous were two of his violent acts during British India. In other words, British were so intolerant towards the stardom he was gaining all across British India that this young Indian revolutionist was sentenced to death at the age of 23 years.
Bhagat Singh was born on 27 or 28 September 1907 to Kishan Singh and Vidyavati. The most interesting story of his life that even inspires us today is when once Bhagat Singh along with his Father and an elderly person who was a friend to Kishan Singh was strolling across the field. While walking down the path both the males realized there was no sound of the infant anymore. Therefore both of them started to walk back, not far they could see little Bhagat planting something. When asked with curiosity what was he doing? The innocent child replied saying he was planting guns for the future once the guns grow to their full length he would use it against the British for freedom struggle. The answer of the infant dazzled both the males.
Bhagat Singh was the third son of Kishan Singh and Vidyavati. The day Bhagat took birth his father and his uncle Sawaran Singh were freed from the jail as they regularly participated in freedom fights to send British out of India. Moreover, one of his another uncle Ajit Singh who was in jail for freedom struggle was also informed will be freed soon the day Bhagat Singh was born. Therefore the little offspring was named Bhagat as it means fortune.
Right from his childhood, Bhagat could easily make friends didn’t matter older or younger. This can be accounted from various incidents like Bhagat was mostly accompanied back home from school by his seniors on their shoulders. Another is when once the dhobi came back to return the clothes, Vidyavati asked who came to give the clothes, on which Bhagat replied it was my friend mother. Vidyavati in an astonishment said even the dhobi is your friend. On which Bhagat replied everyone is my friend.
Bhagat Singh was very sharp and intelligent he was a favorite of his teachers. He took his studies very seriously. One of his earlier accounts tells us how studios he was, being a village boy his father appointed a tutor to teach him, on an encounter with the young boy’s mind tutor told his father he already knows that much what can I teach him more. Whenever Bhagat used to ask his fellow mates in school what was their objective in mind. One would say ‘I will become a doctor’ other would say ‘a merchant’ it was when one of his mates told he will marry when he grows up, Bhagat asked him ‘being married is an achievement for you? Anybody can get married. I will send British out of the country when growing up’
The incident that sparked little Bhagat’s revolutionary thoughts was the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. After the young man learned about the incident he bunked his school and rushed to the spot where innocent people were killed without any reason. Although all the people at his home were worried about him especially his sister and mother. But the determined Bhagat somehow managed to cross the police lines and entered the Bagh that had only one entry and exit. He picked up the mud filled with the blood of innocent Indians filled it up in a bottle and went back home. When his sister asked him as she was worried he retaliated saying ‘see this is the blood of those innocent people salute it.
As the young man came to a satisfied age of marriage, relatives started looking up for a perfect bride for him. But the revolutionist had something else in the mind. He had already given his words to one of his uncles that whenever the nation wants a sacrifice he will always be there. The day all the setup was done and the bride’s family was to arrive. Bhagat’s home he got a call from Lahore as the National Congress Party was on its heels against the British rule. Therefore he fled away from his home, during that time revolutionists had to change their name in order to avoid coming into the eyes of authorities. So Bhagat Singh became Balwant Singh, he had joined the “The Patriot” a regional newspaper of an owner who was a revolutionist himself. Since his grandmother went very ill the members of the family started searching for him as she wanted to see her grandson last time, therefore people found him and brought him back home.
While his stay in prison during 1930, it was Bhagat Singh who coined the word “political prisoner.” He and his comrades demanded to be given basic amenities that British prisoners were entitled to in jail, for which they went on a hunger strike lasting more than 50 days. Singh has hanged a day before ahead of the official time to the death sentence he was actually commuted. In a rush to avoid any revolt outside the jail, the authorities tried to secretly cremate his body on the banks of river Sutlej. But when the mass came to know of it they rushed for the spot but it was too late. a day before ahead of the official time to the death sentence he was actually commuted. In a rush to avoid any revolt outside the jail, the authorities tried to secretly cremate his body on the banks of river Sutlej. But when the mass came to know of it they rushed for the spot but it was too late.