Lala Lajpat Rai birth anniversary: Punjab Kesari, freedom fighter of india, Lala Lajpat Rai was a freedom fighter who played an important role in India’s independence movement.
Famous for his name as Punjab Kesari or the Lion of Punjab, he was one of the three prominent leaders of the Congress’ who made up the triumvirate Lal-Bal-Pal (Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal).
Lala Lajpat Rai has a fan following of millions till now and influenced many revolutionaries, including Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Apart from this, he also founded Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Laxmi Insurance Company in the year 1894.
Sadly, one of the other things from his journey to the freedom struggle of india was during the 1928 movement against Simon Commission, he was brutally beaten up and was lathi-charged by the police.
On November 17, 1928, Lala Lajpat Rai eventually died of a heart attack. To honour and celebrate the freedom fighter and revolutionary here are some quotes and wishes.
Lala Lajpat Rai Facts:
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Born: 28 January 1865
Place of Birth: Dhudike, Punjab
Father’s Name: Munshi Radha Krishna Azad
Mother’s Name: Gulab Devi
Spouse: Radha Devi
Children: Amrit Rai, Pyarelal, Parvati
Education: Government Higher Secondary School
Political Association: Indian National Congress, Arya Samaj
Movement: Indian Independence Movement
Political Ideology: Nationalism, Liberalism
Lala Lajpat Rai Early life and information
Lala Lajpat Rai born on January 28, 1865, in Dhundike, now a district in Punjab was the eldest son of his son, and namely a scholar in two languages- Persian and Urdu.
From being a scholar to fighting for India in its freedom struggle, Lala Lajpat Rai comes from a background of duty and bravery.
While doing his studies at the Lahore to study law, Lala Lajpat Rai met quite a few freedom fighters such as Lala Hans Raj, Pandit Guru Dutt. In about 1877, he married Radha Devi and started participating as a delegate in Annual sessions of Indian National Congress.
Lala Lajpat Rai famous slogans
The shots that hit me are the last nails to the coffin of British rule in India.
If I had the power to influence Indian journals, I would have the following headlines printed in bold letters on the first page: Milk for the infants, food for the adults and education for all.
The government which attacks its own innocent subjects has no claim to be called a civilised government. Bear in mind, such a government does not survive long. I declare that the blows struck at me will be the last nails in the coffin of the British rule in India
Defeat and failure are sometimes necessary steps of victory.
A person should be courageous and honest in worshipping the truth, without being concerned about receiving worldly benefits.
I always believed that my silence on several topics will be an advantage in the long run.