Sunday, February 3, 2013

Udham Singh (1899-1940)


Born on 26th December in Sunam Village in Sangrur district of the north-western state of Punjab, Udham Singh was a great revolutionary. He avenged the Jalianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar by murdering Michael O’Dwyer, who had ordered the firing on the innocent people who have gathered here to protest the arrest of Congress leaders Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew and Dr. Satya Pal under Rowlatt Act.


Udham Singh killed O’Dwyer in London on 13th March 1940. He was arrested on the spot and sentenced to death on 21st July in the same year.

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