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.