He came from a patriotic and politically-aware family in Punjab and grew up in a strong cultural and political environment. He was deeply influenced by the discussions on political affairs that took place regularly in his house and in which every member of the family, irrespective of age or gender, was encouraged to participate. It was natural, and perhaps inevitable, that this interest in politics would not be limited to discussion but would translate into active participation whenever it was felt necessary. Bhagat Singh studied the European revolutionary movement and was greatly attracted towards socialism. He realised that the overthrow of British rule had to be accompanied by a reconstruction of Indian society with power in the hands of the working class. A firm advocate of justice and equality, he was extremely courageous and patriotic to the core. Determined to free his country from foreign rule, he turned to revolution as the only means to drive away the British. Bhagat Singh was convicted in the Lahore Conspiracy case and hanged on 23 March 1931. A brave young life was sacrificed at the altar of India's freedom struggle.
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