Bhagat Singh, a name nobody can forget. He was an Indian socialist revolutionary who is and will be considered our hero till the end of time. His acts against British in India and execution at the young age of 23 is the reason behind why he is still idolized, and will be forever remembered as the folk hero of the Indian independence movement. He was born on 28 September 1907, in Banga, Punjab, British India. He was hanged on 23 March 1931.
Bhagat Singh ‘s Last Letter
On 22nd March a day before his execution he wrote the last letter of his heroic life to his comrades. In his last letter Bhagat Singh wrote “that it is natural for him to have a desire to live, and he doesn’t want to hide it, but he wants to live on 1 condition that is that he doesn’t want to live in any imprisonment or with any binding. His name has become a symbol of Hindustani revolution, and he has been lifted very high by the ideals and sacrifices of the revolutionary party and he cannot be higher than this in his condition of being alive”.
He also said that “the symbol of revolution will be tarnished if he escapes the noose, but if he will go with courage then Hindustani mother’s will aspire to have children like Bhagat Singh and those who sacrificed their lives for the country”. He also mentioned one of these thoughts that occurred to him till that day, he said that “he did not even fulfill one-thousandth parts of the aspirations which were in his heart to do something for his country and humanity”. In the last lines he wrote that “only if he could stay alive or get freed then he might have gotten the opportunity to accomplish those thoughts, and this was his only temptation to escape the noose. Till the last day Bhagat singh felt very proud and fortunate that he got to do something for his country”.
In his last letter also we can see the love he had for his country and how much he wanted to do something for his country.
Thoughts of Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru wrote about him, “Bhagat Singh did not become popular because of his act of terrorism but because he seemed to vindicate, for the moment, the honour of Lala Lajpat Rai, and through him of the nation. He became a symbol; the act was forgotten, the symbol remained, and within a few months each town and village of the Punjab, and to a lesser extent in the rest of northern India, resounded with his name.”
We know alot about bhagat singh but there are still somethings about him only some of us know let us have a look at them too
Some lesser known facts about Bhagat Singh
He was very fond of watching films, especially of Charlie Chaplin. One time Bhagat Singh and his friends wanted to watch uncle Tom’s cabin but like other times they didn’t had much money so Bhagat Singh collected some money to watch that movie with his friends and took them to watch Uncle Tom’s Cabin, usually they spent all their money on food but this time the wish of watching this film was so much that Bhagat Singh decided to save money for him and his friends, well this was a risk he took as Chandra Shekhar Azad was not very keen of movies so he always advised Bhagat Singh not to waste money on such hobbies.
One of the other weaknesses of Bhagat Singh was that he was a sweet tooth and he loved rasgullas very much, anybody who wanted to make him happy used to feed him rasgullas.
He was also a theatre person he used to organise plays in his college in Lahore, the plays were usually based on national history and social themes etc.
As a child Bhagat Singh used to speak a lot about guns, he wanted to grow guns in the fields, he wanted to fight with British’s with the guns in his field. Like other childrens Bhagat never spoke of toys or playing but he always talked about driving out British from India
When Bhagat Singh’s parents asked him to marry he ran away to Kanpur, he told his parents “that if he will marry then his wife would be his death”.
He took violence because of helplessness and to defend his homeland, we will always remember this hero and his sacrifice in our heart.
By Muskan Khanna