We are living in a country named “India” which got its freedom on 15 August, 1947. We got our freedom because of martyrs, who sacrificed their precious lives for the sake of truth and for the sake of all Indians. Out of great martyrs, Udham Singh is the one of respectful name from them.
He was a brave heart who avenged the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in which thousands innocents were murdered.
It is his 118 birth anniversary today, and in honor of the day, we will share the story of Udham Singh, a freedom fighter who avenged the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
The story of the little-known freedom fighter will definitely make you cry.
Born on 26th December 1899, Udham Singh was orphaned at the young age of 5 and was brought up in the Khalsa Orphanage in Amritsar. He cleared his matriculation examination in 1918.
On the day of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Singh was serving water to the people there
On 13 April 1919, the general officer commanding the Jullundur Brigade, Brigadier-General R.E.H. Dyer, commanded 50 troops to Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh, where an estimated 20,000 innocent civilians had gathered. General Dyer placed his troops at the main exit to trap the people inside. He ordered his troops to fire. Around 1,700 rounds were emptied on the crowd.
Though Udham escaped, but there were deep scars left in his heart. He decided to take revenge.
Udham Singh shot Michael O’Dwyer twice
On March 13, 1940, at Caxton Hall in London, Dwyer was set to speak at the East India Association and the Central Asian Society. As the meeting ended, Udham pulled out a revolver and fired at Michael O’Dwyer, former governor of Punjab. Two shots hit him and Dwyer was killed on the spot.
Udham Singh, was hanged at Pentonville Prison on 31st July, 1940 and buried there. Singh’s remains were sent to India in 1974.
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We salute brave son of India on his birth anniversary.