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Discover a Revolutionary Nationalist in Jallianwala Bhag


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Discover a Revolutionary Nationalist in Jallianwala Bhag

  1. 1. Discover a Revolutionary Nationalist in Jallianwala Bhag M S Sridhar
  2. 2. 13th April 1919 M S Sridhar 2A revolutionary nationilist Jallianwala Bhag
  3. 3. M S Sridhar A revolutionary nationilist 3 General Reginald Edward Harry Dyer: The man behind the massacre
  4. 4. 13th April 1919 An orphan boy carrying a drinking water bag on his shoulder was serving water to thousands of people assembled for a peaceful meeting in the hot Sun Suddenly there was heavy firing killing over 1000 people The event turned him to the path of revolution
  5. 5. Udham Singh, a revolutionary nationalist, Born as Sher Singh on 26 December 1899, at Sunam in Patiala His father Tahal Singh was a watchman on a railway crossing Lost his parents before he was seven Admitted to Central Khalsa orphanage at Amritsar and named Udham Singh M S Sridhar 5A revolutionary nationilist
  6. 6. Went to USA and learnt militant activities from Babar Akalis in the early 1920's and returned home with revolvers Arrested and imprisoned for four years After release in 1931,opened a shop as a signboard painter Assumed the name of Ram Muhammad Singh Azad to emphasize the unity of all the religionsM S Sridhar 6A revolutionary nationilist
  7. 7. Deeply influenced by Bhagat Singh (referred to him as his guru) Singing political songs of Ram Prasad Bismal, the revolutionary poet Looking out for an opportunity to avenge the Jalliavala Bagh tragedy went to England M S Sridhar 7A revolutionary nationilist
  8. 8. On 13 March 1940 at 4.30 p.m in Caxton Hall, London fired five to six shots at Sir Michael O'Dwyer, who was governor of the Punjab when the Amritsar massacre had taken place (in a meeting of the East India Association and the Royal Central Asian Society) Sir Michael O'Dwyer was dead and Lord Zetland, the Secretary of State for India, who was presiding over the meeting was injured M S Sridhar 8A revolutionary nationilist
  9. 9. He made no attempt to escape and continued saying that he had done his duty On 4 June 1940, Justice Atkinson of Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey sentenced him to death On 31 July 1940, Udham Singh was hanged in Pentonville Prison in London M S Sridhar 9A revolutionary nationilist
  10. 10. A man of action and great courage With a sense of humour called himself a guest of His Majesty King George, and looked upon death as a bride he was going to wed Remained cheerful to the last and going joyfully to the gallows, followed the example of Bhagat Singh Request that his ashes be sent back to his country was not allowed In 1975,finally succeeded in bringing his ashes to home and lakhs of people gathered on the occasion to pay homage to his memory M S Sridhar 10A revolutionary nationilist
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  12. 12. M S Sridhar 12A revolutionary nationilist
  13. 13. M S Sridhar 13A revolutionary nationilist
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