Sagarmal Gopa

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Sagarmal Gopa was a freedom fighter and patriot from Rajasthan state in India. Born on 3 November 1900 in an affluent Brahmin family in Jaisalmer he took active part in non -co-operation movement in 1921.He opposed anti-people policies of then rulers of Jaisalmer. He was expelled from Jaisalmer and Hyderabad. Even in exile he continued to work for freedom movement. After his father' death on his return to Jaisalmer he was arrested on 25 May 1941.He was tortured in prison for years. He died in the prison on 4 April 1946.

The Government of India issued a postage stamp in 1986 in honour of Sagarmal Gopa .A branch of Indira Gandhi Canal is also named after him. He is the author of Jaisalmer ka Gundaraj"

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The political movements and awakening in Rajasthan, 1857 to 1947 By K. S. Saxena