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Lal Lajpat Rai: Lesser known facts about 'Sher-e-Punjab', You should know

He played an important role in the country's independence movement. Lala Lajpat Rai, born on January 28 in 1865, participated in many big movements.

Yogita S.

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Published on 28 Jan 2021 7:33 AM GMT

Lal Lajpat Rai: Lesser known facts about Sher-e-Punjab, You should know
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New Delhi: To protect the country's peace and pride on the land of Punjab, many bravehearts took birth. One of these was Lala Lajpat Rai. He played an important role in the country's independence movement. Lala Lajpat Rai, born on January 28 in 1865, participated in many big movements.

Lal Lajpat Rai: Our Sher-e-Punjab

Punjab-born Lala Lajpat Rai's father Lala Radhakrishna Agrawal was a teacher by profession and a famous Urdu writer. From the beginning, Lajpat Rai is said to have taken a great interest in writing and speech. He started advocacy in Hisar and Lahore. People considered him the leader of the Garam Dal by giving Lala Lajpat Rai a respectful address of Sher-e-Punjab. Lala Lajpat Rai wanted to bring self-rule from self-reliance.

Lala Lajpat Rai (PC: Social Media)

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Movement against Simon:

Lala Lajpat Rai was born in Moga district of Punjab. His agitation against the Simon Commission earned him a distinct identity. When the Simon Commission came to India on 3 February 1928, a fire broke out against it all over the country.

During the freedom struggle Lala Lajpat Rai became so popular that even the British started to fear him. On October 30, 1928, a seven-member commission headed by Sir John Simon, a renowned lawyer from England, came to Lahore. All its members were British.

British were scared of him:

This commission was also being opposed all over India. Under the leadership of Lala Lajpat Rai, child-aged, male-female everyone was moving towards the station.

Lala Lajpat Rai then led this movement in Lahore. The British government was shaken by his movement. The British used lathis on those who opposed, Lala Lajpat Rai was martyred on 17 November 1928 during this protest.

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''mere shareer par padee ek-ek chot british samrajya ke taaboot kee keel banegee.'' Later his words proved right. After this the countdown of the English government started.

On hearing the news of Lala Lajpat Rai's death, the country boiled over. People got excited. Revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Rajguru, Sukhdev and others vowed to avenge it. Eventually the revolutionaries pledged and on 17 December 1928, the revolutionaries shot the British police officer Sanders.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

Media Graduate, News Editor and PR Enthusiast.

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