Shaheed Udham Singh

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Udham Singh Death Anniversary

Udham Singh (26 December 1899 – 31 July 1940), was a revolutionary belonging to the Ghadar Party best known for his assassination in London of Michael O' Dwyer, the former lieutenant governor of the Punjab in India, on 13 March 1940. The assassination was in revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919.

Born on December 26, 1899, in Punjab’s Sangrur district, Udham Singh was among the thousands of people who had gathered at the Jalianwalla Bagh on April 13, 1919, to commemorate the annual Baisakhi festival. The city of Amritsar had already been on the edge over arrests of several national leaders and the lieutenant governor of Punjab Province, General Michael O'Dyer, had deputed Brigadier-General Reginald Edward Harry Dyer to restore “law and order.”

On March 13 1940, Udham Singh shot General Michael O'Dyer at a joint meeting of the East India Association and the Central Asian Society at Caxton Hall, London. Udham Singh did not flee from the spot and was arrested for the killing. During his trial, Udham Singh said he had waited 21 years to kill General Michael O'Dyer as the British official “wanted to crush the spirit of my people, so I crushed him.”

 

Udham Singh was hanged on 31 July 1940. His mortal remains were handed over to India in 1974.

We remember our national hero Udham Singh with so much pride & tearful eyes. Udham Singh is one of those greatest sons of भारत माता .

We at Eyestopper celebrate his brave fight with a wonderful book which will take us to that Era in which Udham Singh fought his brave fight. Hope all of you will have a wonderful experience while reading this book.

The Patient Assassin

The dramatic true story of a celebrated young survivor of a 1919 British massacre in India, and his ferocious twenty-year campaign of revenge that made him a hero to hundreds of millions-and spawned a classic legend. SIMON & SCHUSTER

 

 


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