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10 Facts About Bhagat Singh That You Still Did Not Know!

One of India's greatest revolutionary freedom fighter, Bhagat Singh, was given the death penalty by the British colonisers. And though he died young, only 23 years of age, his actions inspired the youth of the nation to fight for the nation's freedom. While many didn't agree with his radical approach Mohammad Ali Jinnah defended his actions. Here's what you should know about him.

10. As a child Bhagath Singh often talked and wanted to grow guns on the paddy fields, so that he can fight against the British.

9. Right after the Jalianwala Bagh incident, Bhagat Singh collected a bottle of mud wet with blood of Indians from that place and worshipped the bottle everyday.

8. Unlike many Sikhs, Singh didn't attend the Khalsa High School in Lahore. His grandfather didn't approve the school officials loyalty to the British Government. He was enrolled instead in the Dayanand Anglo-Vedic High School, at Arya Samaj Institution.

7. Bhagath Singh was a great actor in college and took part in several plays. Most notable plays he was praised in were 'Rana Prathap', Samrat Chandragupta', and 'Bharata-Durdasha'.

6. Aside from being a revolutionary Bhagat Singh was also a great writer who contributed to many newspapers of the time. 

5. He coined the phrase "Inquilab Zindabad" which became the slogan of the Indian's Armed Freedom Struggle. 

4. Singh had to be carried to the court handcuffed on a stretcher as he had lost 6.4Kgs during hunger strike. 

3. On 5th October 1929, 116 days of hunger strike was called off thus surpassing the record of 97 days set by an Irish revolutionary. 

2. His death sentence was to be exercised on 24th March 1931, but it was pre-poned by 11 hours to 23rd March 1931.

1. The place where Singh was cremated, at Hussainiwala on the banks of the Sutlej river, became Pakistani territory during the partition. On 17 Jan 1961, it was transferred to India in exchange for 12 villages near the Sulemanki hardworks.

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