On 23 March 1931, Bhagat Singh was executed along with Sukhdev and Rajguru after they shot dead a British military officer John Saunders. The trio mistook Saunders to be JA Scott, a police officer who was believed to have struck Lala Lajpat Rai a fatal blow in October 1928.
Eighty-six years later, 23 March is continued to be observed as Martyrs’ Day to mark the death anniversary of the three freedom fighters and revolutionaries. Social media is flooded with messages of patriotism and 'Shaheed Diwas', 'Bhagat Singh' and 'Rajguru' emerged as top trends on Twitter.
Here are some of the tweets:
A Sneak Peek Into Another World
Shadman Chowk In Lahore , The spot Where Bhagat Singh, Rajguru And Sukhdev Were Hanged In 1931 pic.twitter.com/9DzYVfqdu1— indianhistorypics (@IndiaHistorypic) March 22, 2017
Young Bhagat Singh At The Age of 13 pic.twitter.com/zksj4nUL6j— indianhistorypics (@IndiaHistorypic) March 22, 2017
1927 :: Bhagat Singh Under Arrest In Lahore Railway Police Station pic.twitter.com/M7C8kZcpxI— indianhistorypics (@IndiaHistorypic) March 23, 2017
1910s :: Mata Vidyawati , Bhagat Singh's Mother (Second From Left ) pic.twitter.com/zj77mepm14— indianhistorypics (@IndiaHistorypic) March 22, 2017
Politicians and Celebrities Pay Tribute
Remembering Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev on the day of their martyrdom. India will never forget their courage & sacrifice.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 23, 2017
They spilt their blood to save ours! Commemorating the sacrifices of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru and our martyrs today! #ShaheedDiwas— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) March 23, 2017