The HISTORY of a warrior who waited 21 years to take revenge for JallianwalaBagh Massacre.
Before Reading Further, Let Me 1st Introduce, How Gandhi & Nehru Responded when Udham Singh took revenge...
Although almost all Bharatiyas regarded Singh's actions as
Nehru wrote in National Herald, "The assassination is regretted but it is earnestly hoped that it will not have far-reaching repercussions on the political future of India."
(Both of their statements appeared on
On this day, 31st July, 1940, Sardar Udham Singh was hanged at Pentonville jail, London.
A small tribute for the legend on his martyrdom day.
Udham Singh was born as Sher Singh on 26 December 1899 at Punjab,his father
After his father's death, Singh and his elder brother, Mukta Singh, were taken in by the Central Khalsa Orphanage in Amritsar. At the orphanage, Singh was
The massacre at Jallianwala Bagh in 1919 was deeply engraved in the mind of the future martyr.
If it was the Jallianwala
In 1924, Udham Singh became involved with the Ghadar Party, subsequently Udham
Upon his release from prison in 1931, Singh's movements were
On 13 March 1940, Michael O'Dwyer was scheduled to speak at a joint meeting of the East India Association and the Central Asian Society at Caxton Hall, London.
After a pause he added:
'I am dying for my country'.
I did it because I had a grudge against him.
Facing the Judge, he exclaimed, 'I say down with British Imperialism. You say India do not have peace.
'Machine guns on the streets of India mow down thousands of poor women and children wherever your so-called flag of democracy and Christianity flies.'
UDHAM SINGH: You do not want to listen to any more because you are tired of my speech, eh? I have a lot to say yet.
THE JUDGE: I am not going to hear any more of that statement.
UDHAM SINGH: You ask me what I have to say.
After Singh had left the dock, the Judge turned to the Press and said:
'I give a direction to the Press not 2 report any of the statement made by the accused in the dock. You understand, members of the press?'
The Speech was made public in 1996
In 1974, Singh's remains were exhumed and repatriated to Bharat at the request of MLA Sadhu Singh Thind. Thind accompanied the remains back to India, where