Death Anniversary Of Madan Lal Dhingra:
On the 114th death anniversary of Madan Lal Dhingra, a massive memorial was inaugurated in Amritsar, where he hailed from.
- Madan Lal Dhingra was an Indian revolutionary freedom fighter.
- He was born on 18 February 1883 in Amritsar.
- He received his early education in Amritsar and later moved to England for further studies. He enrolled at University College, London, where he studied engineering.
- While in England, Dhingra became deeply involved in the activities of the Indian independence movement.
- He came in contact with the revolutionaries like Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Shyamji Krishna Varma, the founder of Indian House, and several others.
- On July 1, 1909, Madan Lal Dhingra assassinated Sir William Hutt Curzon Wyllie, a retired British Indian Army officer and a prominent official, during a public meeting in London’s Imperial Institute.
- During the trial, he claimed that he had murdered Curzon-Wyllie as a patriotic act and in revenge for the inhumane killings of Indians by the British Government in India.
- He was found guilty and sentenced to death.
- He was hanged to death on August 17, 1909, at the age of only 24.