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Bhagat Singh (Punjabi: ਭਗਤ ਸਿੰਘ بھگت سنگھ, IPA:[pə̀gət̪ sɪ́ŋg]) (September 27, 1907[1] – March 23, 1931) was an Indian freedom fighter, considered to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement. He is often referred to as Shaheed Bhagat Singh (the word shaheed means \"martyr\"). Born to a family which had earlier been involved in revolutionary activities against the British Raj in India, Singh, as a teenager, had studied European revolutionary movements and was attracted to anarchism and communism.[2] He became involved in numerous revolutionary organizations. He quickly rose through the ranks of the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA) and became one of its leaders, converting it to the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA). Singh gained support when he underwent a 63-day fast in jail, demanding equal rights for Indian and British political prisoners. He was hanged for shooting a police officer in response to the killing of veteran freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai. His legacy prompted youth in India to begin fighting for Indian independence and also increased the rise of socialism in India.[3] < Read less Read more >

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PM Modi pays homage to Bhagat Singh on his martyrdom anniversary

PM Modi pays homage to Bhagat Singh on his martyrdom anniversary

India, Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 04:23PM IST

Ferozepur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid homage to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh in Punjab's Ferozepur district. He said the name of Bhagat Singh has the strength to inspire people to live and die for the nation. This is Modi's ...

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