Impression of Bhagat Singh in Indian freedom Movement: A Historical Overview

  • Shyam Sundar Bhatia


Born into a Sikh family that had previously participated in revolutionary activities against the British Raj, Bhagat Singh studied revolutionary European movements as a teenager and was drawn to anarchist and Marxist philosophies. He became active in various revolutionary organizations and soon rose to become one of its key figures through the ranks of the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA), eventually changing its name in 1928 to the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA). Singh was involved in the murder of British police officer John Saunders, taking vengeance for the death of LalaLajpatRai at the hands of the police. He evaded police attempts to apprehend him. Soon after, he made a successful attempt along with BatukeshwarDutt to throw two bombs and leaflets inside the Central Legislative Assembly while shouting the revolutionary slogan.