Mahavir Singh (revolutionary)

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Mahavir Singh
Mahavir Singh freedom fighter Statue .jpg
Statue in front of Cellular Jail, Andaman Islands
Born16 September 1904
Itah Village, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died17 May 1933
Cause of deathForce-feeding
OrganizationNaujawan Bharat Sabha
Known forIndian independence movement

Mahavir Singh (16 September 1904 - 17 May 1933) was an Indian revolutionary and independence fighter in the 1930s.[1][2][3][4] A statue was erected in front of the Cellular Jail in his honor.

Early life[edit]

Mahavir Singh was born in Etah District of Uttar Pradesh on 16 September 1904. His father was Debi Singh.[4] He because involved in revolutionary activity while studying in DAV College, Kanpur.[3]

Revolutionary Activities[edit]

Mahavir Singh was a member of Naujawan Bharat Sabha. He helped in the escape of Bhagat Singh, Batukeshwar Dutt and Durgawati Devi from Mauzang House in Lahore.[3]

He was arrested as part of the Second Lahore Conspiracy Case and took part in the Hunger Strike of 1933 to protest the treatment of prisoners along with Mohit Moitra (convicted in Arms Act Case) and Mohan Kishore Namadas (convicted in Arms Act Case) and 30 others.[1][2][4]


Mahavir Singh died on 17 May 1933 due to force feeding. Mohit Moitra and Mohan Kishore Namadas also died during the Hunger Strike.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b c Murthy, R. V. R. (2011). Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A Saga of Freedom Struggle. Kalpaz Publications. ISBN 978-8178359038.
  2. ^ a b Sinha, Srirajyam (1993). Bejoy Kumar Sinha: A Revolutionary’s Quest for Sacrifice. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
  3. ^ a b c Shukla, Anuradha (October 31, 2005). "Mahavir Singh: An unsung national hero". Tribune India. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d Sengupta, Subodh; Basu, Anjali (2002). Sansad Bangali Charitavidhan (Bengali). Kolkata: Sahitya Sansad. pp. 586, 589. ISBN 81-85626-65-0.