Shivaram Rajguru

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Shivaram Rajguru
Born August 24, 1908
Rajgurunagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India (British India)
Died March 23, 1931(1931-03-23) (aged 22)
Lahore, British India ,
(now in Punjab, Pakistan)
Nationality British Indian

Shivaram Hari Rajguru (August 24, 1908 – March 23, 1931) was an Indian revolutionist from Maharashtra. Rajguru was born at Khed near Pune now known as Rajgurunagar, India.[note 1] He was a colleague of Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev, and took part in the murder of a British police officer, J.P. Saunders, at Lahore) in 1928. The reason behind the murder was to revenge the death of veteran leader Lala Lajpat Rai who died due to injuries sustained during excessive police beating. All three were convicted of the crime and hanged on March 23, 1931. They were cremated at Hussainiwala at the banks of the Sutlej river in Ferozepur district of Punjab.

Statues of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev

He was a member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Army, who wanted India to be freed from British rule by any means necessary. He believed that ferocity against oppression was far more effective against British rule than the gentle ways of Mahatma Gandhi.

Rajguru Market, a shopping complex at Hisar, Haryana, was named in his honour in 1953.

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  1. ^ Khed, Pune has been renamed "Rajgurunagar" in Rajguru's honour.

Further reading[edit]

  • Anil Verma, Ajeya Krantikari Rajguru (2008)