Bhagat Singh (28 September 1907 – 23 March 1931) was an Indian socialist and a revolutionary. He is considered to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement. Born in a Sikh family, his family had earlier been involved in revolutionary activities against the British Raj. When Bhagat Singh was a […]
Bhagat Singh (28 September 1907 – 23 March 1931) was an Indian socialist and a revolutionary. He is considered to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement.
Born in a Sikh family, his family had earlier been involved in revolutionary activities against the British Raj. When Bhagat Singh was a teenager, he studied European revolutionary movements. He became attracted to anarchist and Marxist ideologies.
He became involved in numerous revolutionary activities. He quickly gained prominence in the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA) and became one of it’s chief leaders.
He made a plan to bomb the Central Legislative Assembly. He partnered with Batukeshwar Dutt for this task. He bombarded the assembly with two bombs. They were shouting slogans of revolution and threw pamphlets.
After the bombarding, they surrendered. They were arrested. He was held on this charge in prison. He underwent a 116 day fast in jail and so he did not have food for that long. He did this to demand equal political rights for both British and Indian political prisoners. In response to this determined protest, he gained nationwide support. This day today Bhagat Singh was executed for the 1929 Assembly bomb throwing incident and was hanged till death!
Hail the efforts. Dhan Sikhi! Dhan Khalsa!
Shirt of Bhagat Singh – Full sleeves Khaki shirt with Italian collar, market Bhagat Singh on the collar.
Pen – This pen has historical significance as it was used by the Judge to write death sentence to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in Saunders Murder Case. Inscribed on the broken nib is the name of the manufacturer, The Latem, Hinks Wells & Co. Registered, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Inkpot bombs, 1916 – These brass inkpot bombs were recovered by police from Lahore. They were meant to keep on Judges table and designed so as to trigger the explosion as soon as the lid was opened.
FIR (Urdu) of Bhagat Singh in Assembly Bomb Case – This FIR was registered at a police station in New Delhi against Batukeshwar Dutt and Bhagat Singh for throwing of bombs in the Legislative Assembly on 8 April 1929. Both the accused were arrested under section 3 and 4 of Explosive Substance Act.
Poster of the Hunger Strike – This small poster was distributed during demonstration in Punjab highlighting hunger strike. The slogan of the poster was coined by Bhagat Singh printed by The National Art Press, Anarkali, Lahore.
Watch of Bhagat Singh – Bhagat Singh gifted this watch to Jaidev Kapoor, his friend and co-revolutionary.
Bomb shells recovered by CID from Lahore. These became part of exhibits in the Assembly Bomb Case.