Friday, February 1, 2008

Ram Prasad Bismil

(? — December 19, 1927)

NO other song, with the obvious exception of Bankim Chandra's Bande Matram, induced so many young men to lay down their lives for the country than Ram Prasad Bismil's Sar faroshi ki tamanna ab hamarey dil mein hai; dekhna hai zor kitna bazu-e-qatil main hai.

Hailing from Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He was member of Hindustan Socialist Republican Association. He was involved in the Kakori Rail Raid on August 9, 1925, and in raids at Sherganj, Bichpuri, Mainpuri etc. He was hanged in Gorakhpur District jail on December 19, 1927.

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