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Shaheed Diwas

Shaheed Diwas:

Shaheed Diwas or Martyr’s Day is celebrated across India on March 23

  • It is celebrated to remember the sacrifices made by three freedom fighters – Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru – who died while leading India’s fight for freedom from British rule.
  • The three freedom fighters were hanged by the British Government in 1931.
  • The trio was found guilty of the murder of deputy police superintendent JP Saunders in 1928, to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai.
  • Bhagat Singh was 23, Rajguru was 22 and Sukhdev was 23 when they were hanged to death at Lahore Central Jail.