Shahid Bhagat Singh
Bhagat Singh, a symbol of heroism was born in a Sikh family. He was a revolutionary. His only goal in life was the destruction of the British Empire. He gave up his life for the ideal of a free and better India.
He had his school education in Lahore. His uncle, father, grandfather were all active in the freedom struggle. He was only 12 when hundreds of Indians were massacred by the British in the Jallianwallah Bagh incident. His desire to drive the British out of India became much stronger. He joined the non-cooperation movement lead by Gandhiji. But he turned to be violent against the British as days passed.
He came in contact with Chandrashekhar Azad, Lala Lajpat Rai and Ras Bihari Lal. Sukhdev, Bhagavati Charan, Raj Guru were all his associates. He held a meeting of the revolutionaries.
In the meanwhile Lala Lajpat Rai was brutally beaten by the British. Later he died. This angered Bhagat. He killed the British officer Saunders. He built a bomb factory in Agra. Then he threw bombs in the Central Assembly hall while the assembly was in session. The British arrested him and hanged him to death on March 23, 1931. Then he was only 23.
Bhagat is still living amongst us as a prominent face of the freedom struggle.