Rajguru Birth Day: Remembering Mother India’s revolutionary son Shivaram Rajguru today
Rajguru Birth Day: Remembering Mother India’s revolutionary son Shivaram Rajguru today

Today, 24 August , marks the birth anniversary of Shivaram Hari Rajguru, one of India’s great freedom fighters. Rajguru was born on 24 August 1908 at Khed near Pune to Parvati Devi and Harinarian Rajguru. Shivaram Hari Rajguru and fellow revolutionary freedom fighters Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev Thapar were handed down death penalty for assassinating John P Saunders, a British police officer, in Lahore.  The revolutionary, along with Sukhdev and Bhagat Singh, was hanged on 23 March 1931 by the British government.

We have been celebrating Independence day and have remembering the sacrifice of  many  freedom fighters. Numerous people have fought against Britishers and sacrificed their life for independence of motherland. Among all, Shivaram Hari Rajguru was one of the freedom fighter who challenged Britishers and sacrificed life for the independence of the country.

Rajguru was inspired by the ideology of Lokmanya Tilak. He joined the ‘Seva Dal’, attending training camps at Ghatprabha. He later became a member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Army.

He was born in Bitish India and he dreamt of free India therefore he joined Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.He joined Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev to fought against the British rule. In order to take revange of Lal lajpat Rai Death they planned assassination of a British police officer J.P. Saunders in 1928. All three man convicted of the charges.

The hanging of 22 year old Rajguru along with Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev was scheduled on 24th March but they are hunged one day earlier on 23 March 1931. These courgeous young men who challenged the Britishers were cermated at the banks of sutlej river in Ferozpur district of Punjab.

His birthplace of Khed was renamed as Rajgurunagar in the honour of this brave revolutionary. On his birth aniversary we salute him and remember him for his contribution in freedom of nation.  

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