Khatkar Kalan

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Khatkar Kalan
Khatkar Kalan is located in Punjab
Khatkar Kalan
Khatkar Kalan
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°07′00″N 76°08′00″E / 31.1167°N 76.1333°E / 31.1167; 76.1333Coordinates: 31°07′00″N 76°08′00″E / 31.1167°N 76.1333°E / 31.1167; 76.1333
Country  India
State Punjab
District Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 144512[1]
Vehicle registration PB-32

Khatkar Kalan is a village just outside Banga town in Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district in the Indian state of Punjab. This was the place from which the ancestors of Bhagat Singh, an Indian freedom fighter, had moved prior to his birth in 1907 and after whom the district is named.[2][3]

Neighboring villages that share a boundary with Katkar Kalan are Thandian, Dosanjh Khurd, Manguwal, Karnana, Kahma, Bhootan, Bhukhari and the Town of Banga .

Bhagat Singh museum and memorial[edit]

The National Martyrs Memorial, built at Hussainiwala in memory of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru

The Shaheed-e-azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum is situated in the village and opened on his 50th death anniversary. It contains memorabilia, including his half-burnt ashes, the blood-soaked sand and blood-stained newspaper in which the ashes were wrapped. A page of the first Lahore Conspiracy Case's judgement through which Kartar Singh Sarabha was sentenced to death and on which Singh put some notes is also exhibited in the museum. A copy of the Bhagavad Gita with Singh's signature, which was given to him in Lahore Jail, and other personal belongings, are also displayed there. The Bhagat Singh Memorial was built in 2009 in Khatkar Kalan at a cost of 167.7 million (US$2.5 million).[citation needed]