On the eve of the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the revolutionary freedom fighter. PM Modi in his tribute mentioned the valour and sacrifice of Bhagat Singh for the nation’s freedom struggle. This Saturday marks the 112th birth anniversary of the revolutionary freedom fighter who was martyred by the British at a tender age of 23.
Shaheed #BhagatSingh’s name is synonymous with valour and sacrifice. His courageous actions continue to motivate millions. He remains among the most popular icons in the minds of the youth. I bow to this great son of Mother India on his Jayanti.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 28, 2019
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has also taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the freedom fighter.
Remembering the courage and the supreme sacrifice of India’s valiant freedom fighter, Shaheed Sardar Bhagat Singh on his jayanti.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 28, 2019
His immense contribution in India’s freedom struggle will always be remembered. I offer my heartfelt tributes to him on his jayanti.
The revolutionary freedom fighter, often referred to as ‘Shaheed Bhagat Singh’ was born on September 28, 1907, in Banga, Punjab, which lies in Pakistan. His martyrdom at a tender age of 23 has made him a hero in India's struggle for independence. Bhagat Singh, along with Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar was sentenced to death for conspiring to kill a British police officer who was responsible for brutal police action on Lala Lajpat Rai leading to his death due to heart attack three weeks after the police attack.
Several Bollywood films have been made depicting the life of Bhagat Singh and the freedom struggle he had in his brief lifetime. Of all the movies on Bhagat Singh, 'The Legend of Bhagat Singh' released in 2006 and went on to receive two national awards for the best actor and best feature film.