Sukhdev – Freedom Fighter of India
Born on the 15th of May in the year 1907 in the Indian state of Punjab, Sukhdev Thapar, or Sukhdev, as he was simply and commonly known, was a significant revolutionary in the Indian freedom movement and was also a prominent member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association—the restructured version of the Hindustan Republican Association.
He played a vital role in organizing a number of revolutionary activities and cells in the northern state of Punjab, along with many other nearby states. He set up the foundation stone and established the Naujawan Bharat Sabha, a community for the youth that focused on guiding and training the youngsters and preparing them for freedom struggles, organizing campaigns, and in a nutshell, striving for independence.
He was also a teacher at the National College of Lahore, in Pakistan and always voiced against the acts of communalism. He was a trusted accomplice of famous freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh and played a key role in the Lahore Conspiracy Case of 1928, wherein J.P. Saunders, the Deputy Superintendent of Police was assassinated as a reply to the violent death of prominent leader Lala Lajpat Rai after his protest against the Simon Commission.
He was hanged on the 23rd of March in the year 1931.