Shivaram Rajguru 112th birthday: In remembrance of the great Indian freedom fighter who sacrificed his life for India’s independence

On August 24, Indians around the world celebrate the birthday of Indian freedom fighter Shivaram Hari Rajguru. This year Indians will celebrate the 112th birthday of Shivaram Hari Rajguru. He was born on August 24, 1908 at Khed in the Pune of Maharashtra to Parvati Devi and Harinarain Rajguru. He lost his father when he was only six years old.

Rajguru’s initial education was at Khed and he later studied at New English High School at nana ka bara in Pune. He was an active member of the Republican Socialist Hindustan Association and had worked with Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev to fight against British rule. Rajguru is popularly known for his involvement in the assassination of a British policeman, JP Saunders, in Lahore in 1928. Shivaram Rajguru 111th birthday: Here are some interesting facts about India’s freedom fighter.

Although the target of Indian revolutionaries was British police officer James Scott, Indian freedom fighters ended up killing John P Saunders, in a case of mistaken identity. Freedom fighters wanted to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai, who died fifteen days after being beaten by the police during a demonstration against the Simon Commission.

Following this, Rajguru along with Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev were hanged on March 23 at Lahore Jail after being convicted of Saunders’ murder. Rajguru was 22 at the time of his execution. The Indian freedom fighter was good at shooting and took part in various anti-British activities. He was also influenced by Shivaji and his guerrilla tactics. But never supported Mahatma Gandhi’s policy of nonviolent civil disobedience.

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Thelma J. Longworth