January 28, 2020 marks the 155th birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, one of India’s greatest freedom fighters. To report the political situation of India, in 1928, the British government set up the Commission, headed by Sir John Simon. The Indian political parties boycotted the Commission, because it did not include a single Indian in its membership, This led to countrywide protests against the commission. When the Commission visited Lahore on October 30, 1928, Lajpat Rai led a non-violent march in protest against it. The police resorted to lathicharge, in which Lala Lajpat Rai was badly injured. He could not recover from the injuries and died on November 17, 1928.