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Sukhdev Thapar

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Birth and Parents:-

Sukhdev Thapar, an Indian revolutionary, was born on 15 May, 1907 in the Chaura Bazar area called Nau Ghara (nine houses), Ludhiana. The name of his father was Sh. Ram Lal & Mother was Smt. Ralli Devi. Sukhdev was organiser of revolutionary party in Punjab.


About Freedom Fighting:-

Sukhdev himself took active part in several revolutionary activities like the 'Prison hunger strike' in 1929; however, he would always be remembered in the chronicles of the Indian Freedom Movement for his daring yet courageous attacks in the Lahore Conspiracy Case (18th December, 1928), that shook the very foundation of the British Government. Sukhdev was the accomplice of Bhagat Singh and Shivaram Rajguru, who were involved in the assassination of Deputy Superintendent of Police, J.P. Saunders in 1928, thus avenging the death of veteran leader, Lala Lajpat Rai, owing to excessive police beating in the Conspiracy case. After the Central Assembly Hall bombings in New Delhi (8th April, 1929), Sukhdev and his accomplices were arrested and convicted of their crime, facing the death sentence as verdict. For the first time the execution took place in the evening. Moreover, the authorities didn't let the families of the accused meet them before the execution; nor did they hand over the bodies of the three to their relatives to perform their last rituals. Rather, the bodies were disposed of by cutting into pieces and burning with kerosene. Later the residue was dumped into the Satluj River.


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On 23rd March, 1931, the three brave revolutionaries, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru were hanged, whilst their bodies were secretly cremated on the banks of the River Sutlej. Sukhdev Thapar was just 24 years old when he became a martyr for his country, however, he will always be remembered for his courage, patriotism and sacrifice of his life for India's independence.


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