Shaheedi Diwas 2019: PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and Others Pay Tribute to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru And Sukhdev on Martyrs' Day
Bhagat Singh (Photo Credits: File Image)

On March 23, 1931, Bhagat Singh along with his associates Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru were hanged to death for the assassination of 21-year-old British police officer John Saunders. Today is the 88th death anniversary of the freedom fighters. In April, 1929, Shaheed-E-Azam and his associate Batukeshwar Dutt, exploded two improvised bombs inside the Central Legislative Assembly in Delhi. They showered leaflets from the gallery on the legislators below, shouted slogans, and then allowed the authorities to arrest them. Shaheedi Diwas 2019: Bhagat Singh's Appropriation by Socio-Political Right — Blunder of History?

In the jail, Bhagat Singh and his associates went on a hunger strike, demanding better prison conditions for Indian prisoners. The strike was called off after the death of Das. Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were hanged to death 11 hours before the scheduled time for Saunder's murder case. Shaheedi Diwas 2019: Remembering Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev on Martyrs Day.

On the occasion of 88th anniversary of the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top politicians and celebrities paid tribute to the freedom fighters. PM Modi Tweeted, “I bow to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on their martyrdom day. The tale of their courage and valour will continue to inspire generations."

On Martyrs Day, Union Minister Arun Jaitley tweeted, “Remembering the indomitable courage & supreme sacrifice of #BhagatSingh #Sukhdev #Rajguru.”

Congress president Rahul Gandhi also paid tributes to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

Former Indian cricketer Virendra Sehwag while paying homage to the martyrs tweeted, “Salute to the 3 incredible men - Bhagat Singh ji, Sukhdev ji and Rajguru ji. Every breath of their lives was for the country and bow down to their fearlessness and sacrifice #ShaheedDiwas.”

Bhagat Singh is not only a freedom fighter but also had a dream to free India from age-old discriminatory practices of caste, creed, religion and superstition. He is also a socialist, a great political thinker and a prolific writer.