New Delhi, September 28: Shaheed Bhagat Singh, a revolutionary and one the most influential leader of the Indian freedom movement, was born on September 28, 1907. On the occasion of his 111th birth anniversary today, Twitterati remembered the legendary freedom fighter on social media. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the tributes to Bhagat Singh on birth anniversary followed by several other leaders, celebs among others. Narendra Modi Remembers Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh On 111th Birth Anniversary.
The Prime Minister took to Twitter and lauded Bhagat Singh's valour. He said Shaheed Bhagat Singh's valour motivates millions of Indians across generations.
शहीद-ए-आजम भगत सिंह को उनकी जयंती पर शत्-शत् नमन।
Shaheed Bhagat Singh's valour motivates millions of Indians across generations. I bow to this proud son of India on his Jayanti and join my fellow citizens in remembering his heroic deeds that contributed to India’s freedom.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 28, 2018
The Congress too took to social media and paid tributes to Bhagat Singh. "Our tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh one of the most influential revolutionaries of Indian independence movement, on his birth anniversary. We draw inspiration from his sacrifice for the nation", the tweet read.
Our tributes to #ShaheedBhagatSingh one of the most influential revolutionaries of Indian independence movement, on his birth anniversary. We draw inspiration from his sacrifice for the nation. pic.twitter.com/k8TipiHROr
— Congress (@INCIndia) September 28, 2018
Ace boxer Vijender Singh paid tribute to the revolutionary.
I Am A Man & All That Affects Mankind Concerns Me !!!
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) September 28, 2018
Lalu Prasad's son Tejashwi Yadav said Bhagat Singh's courage, love, sacrifice has inspired generations of young Indians and will always continue to do so.
My humble tributes and sincere salutations to revolutionary leader of our freedom movement Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh on his Birth Anniversary. His courage, love, sacrifice has inspired generations of young Indians and will always continue to do so. #ShaheedBhagatSingh pic.twitter.com/9q2FH95KMN
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) September 28, 2018
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also remembered Bhagat Singh and tweeted his famous quote. "They may kill me, but they cannot kill my ideas. They can crush my body, but they will not be able to crush my spirit."
"They may kill me, but they cannot kill my ideas. They can crush my body, but they will not be able to crush my spirit."
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) September 28, 2018
Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal took to Twitter and said let us strive to build India of his dreams.
It wasn't without a reason that #ShaheedBhagatSingh rose to become icon of India's freedom movement.A nationalist revolutionary, S Bhagat Singh is referred to Shaheed-e-Azam because of his commitment to the cause.On his birth anniversary let us strive to build India of his dreams pic.twitter.com/hSFQ8yMaKy
— Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) September 28, 2018
Musician Vishal Dadlani in his tweet remembered the legendary leader and said the world needs people like Bhagat Singh.
#BhagatSingh ji, laut aaiyye. Aap ki bahut zaroorat hai.
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) September 27, 2018
Here's what Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh paid tributes to Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh - the legendary martyr.
My tributes to Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh - the legendary martyr - on his 111th Birth Anniversary. His sacrifice has inspired generations of Indians and will always continue to do so. #ShaheedBhagatSingh pic.twitter.com/YM60Ok8IJ9
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) September 28, 2018
Lesser Known Facts About Bhagat Singh
Bhagat Singh, born in Banga village of Faisalabad district (earlier known as Lyallpur) now in Pakistan's Punjab province in 1907. The legendary leader had refused to get married and devoted himself to the country. Bhagat Singh, who was hanged in the Lahore jail along with Shivaram Hari Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar on March 23, 1931, left a strong impact during his lifetime. Bhagat Singh was just 23-year-old at the time. The three were sentenced to death for conspiring to kill John P Saunders, a British police officer, who had ordered brutal police action on independence movement leader Lala Lajpat Rai.
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