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PM Modi pays tribute to Bhagat Singh

India marked the 109th birth anniversary of the legendary freedom fighter

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Sep 28 2016 2:52PM | Updated Date: Sep 28 2016 2:52PM

PM Modi pays tribute to Bhagat Singh

September 28th is the 109th birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter and martyr Bhagat Singh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and several other politicians have tweeted glowing tributes to Singh.


Bhagat Singh was born in modern day Pakistani Punjab, and hanged in Lahore in 1931, at the age of 23. PM Modi on Wednesday led the tributes and says "I bow to the courageous Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary.”


PM further tweeted, “He has left an indelible mark on India's history through his bravery.” Several other dignitaries and celebrities also paid tribute to the great man, who was born in 1907 in Banga village in modern-day Pakistani Punjab, and hanged on March 23, 1931 in Lahore.


Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi pays tribute by saying, “Paying tribute to the great freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary. His courage and sacrifice will continue to inspire generations.”


Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said, “On his birth anniversary, I bow to Shaheed Bhagat Singh. He is an icon of Indian freedom movement.”


Cricketer Gautam Gambhir's message was a step ahead. He called Singh his "only mentor," and said he hoped to have "even a fraction" of his courage. “To my only idol, my only mentor, my only hero Bhagat Singh, .I bow to your courage of conviction and wish I had even a fraction of that,” he tweeted.


Musician Vishal Dadlani expressed hope that Singh's example would continue to inspire true patriotism. He tweeted, “Today is the birth date of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. May he forever inspire courage and true patriotism in Indian hearts and minds.”