New Delhi, September 28: Shaheed Bhagat Singh, India’s one of the most talked about and celebrated freedom fighter was remembered on Wednesday all across the nation on his 109th birth anniversary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid him tribute for his thankless contribution in the freedom struggle of India.
PM Modi hailed him on the social media site twitter expressing his gratitude. He tweeted from his official twitter account ‘Narendra Modi’, "I bow to the courageous Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary. He has left an indelible mark on India's history through his bravery."
Bhagat Singh had become influential in the Indian independence movement. Born into a Jat Sikh family which had earlier been involved in revolutionary activities against the British Raj, he studied European revolutionary movements as a teenager and was attracted to anarchist and Marxist ideologies. The India freedom fighter worked with several revolutionary organisations and became prominent in the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA), which changed its name to the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) in 1928. He was hanged in Lahore jail at the age of 23, along with Shivaram Hari Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar on March 23, 1931.
The freedom fighter’s life was also portrayed on the silver screen several times by various actors in the cinema industry. Movies like Shaheed-e-Azad Bhagat Singh (1954), Shaheed Bhagat Singh (1963), Shaheed (1965), Shaheed-E-Azam (2002), 23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002), The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002), Rang De Basanti (2006) were held high by the Indian audience due to their love for the brave fighter.