Bhagat Singh was born in 1907 in Banga village of Faisalabad district now in Pakistan's Punjab province.

India is observing ‘Shaheed Diwas’ today to mark the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Hari Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar.

The revolutionary leaders who were hanged at the Lahore Central Jail in Lahore on March 23, 1931.

His two acts of violence against the Britishers and subsequent executive at the age of 23 made him a folk hero of the Indian independence movement.

Singh became actively involved in India’s freedom movement at an early age after quitting formal education at the age of thirteen.

In December 1928, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru plotted the assassination of the superintendent of police James Scott in Lahore to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai.

In April 1929, Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt hurled bombs in the Central Assembly Hall in Delhi, and raised the slogan of “Inquilab Zindabad!”.

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