On 19th of December Home Minister, Amit shah said, “Pt. Ram Prasad Bismil, Thakur Roshan Singh, and Ashfaq Ullah Khan are national heroes whose patriotism and contribution to the freedom movement inspire every Indian”.
He said “The grateful nation will always be indebted to these sacrifices who happily laid down their lives for the freedom of the country”.
Know about Pt. Ram Prasad “Bismil”
Pandit Ram Prasad ‘Bismil’ (11 June 1897 – 19 December 1927) was a prominent fighter of the revolutionary stream of the Indian independence movement, who was hanged by the British government at the age of 30.
He was involved in many incidents like Mainpuri Conspiracy and Kakori-Kand and was also a member of the Hindustan Republican Association.
Ram Prasad was also a poet, poet, translator, polyglot, historian, and litterateur. Bismil was his Urdu takhallus (nickname) which in Hindi means soul hurt. Apart from Bismil, he used to write articles and poems in the name of Ram and the unknown.
Jyeshtha Shukla Ekadashi (Nirjala Ekadashi) Vikrami Samvat 1897 Friday Born in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Ram Prasad was martyred at the age of 30 on Pausha Krishna Ekadashi (Safla Ekadashi), Monday, Vikrami Samvat 1927. He stepped into the revolutionary path in 1916 at the age of 19.
In the revolutionary life of 11 years, he wrote many books and published them himself. With the money he got by selling those books, he bought weapons and used those weapons to oppose the British Raj. Eleven books were published during his lifetime, most of which were confiscated by the government.
Bismil was kept in barrack number 11 of the Lucknow Central Jail of the then United Provinces of Agra and Awadh. In this prison, a historic case of conspiring against the British Raj was tried on all of them by keeping other comrades of their party together.
Know about “Thakur Roshan Singh“
Thakur Roshan Singh,(22 January 1892 — 19 December 1927) born in the village of Nabada in Shahjahanpur district, Uttar Pradesh in A Kshatriya Rajput family, was an Indian revolutionary sentenced in the Bareilly shooting case during the Non-Cooperation Movement of 1921–22.
He joined the Hindustan Republican Association in 1924 after he was released from Bareilly Central Jail.
He was arrested and tried in January 1926 by the then-British Government for a murder carried out during the Bamrauli dacoity in December 1924, although he had not taken part in the Kakori conspiracy of August 1925.
He was sentenced to death, as were Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqulla Khan, and Rajendra Lahiri. He was executed in the Allahabad district at Malaka/Naini Jail. It is well documented that after his death, his family faced social and economic hardship, including problems finding a matrimonial match for his daughters.
Know about “Ashfaqulla Khan”
Ashfaqulla Khan (22 October 1900 – 19 December 1927) was a freedom fighter of the Indian independence movement.
Khan was born in Shahjahanpur, British India to Shafiqullah Khan and Mazrunissa. He was born in the Khyber tribe of a Muslim Pathan family. He was the 6 siblings.
In the year 1920, Mahatma Gandhi started the non-cooperation movement against British rule in India. But after the Chauri Chaura incident in the year 1922, Mahatma Gandhi called off the movement.
In this situation, various young people including Khan were upset. After this, Khan decided to form a new organization consisting of like-minded freedom fighters and formed the Hindustan Republican Association in the year 1924.