Friday, February 1, 2008

Shivram Rajguru

( ? — March 23, 1931)

AS the manhunt was on for the murder of J. P. Saunders, the police had spread their dragnet all over the country. And on September 30, 1928, their information led them to Poona, where they arrested Shivram Rajguru, one of the accused involved in the shooting down of Saunders in Lahore.

He was tried for his involvement in what is called the Lahore Conspiracy Case and sentenced to death. He happily went to the gallows along with his friends Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev.

Rajguru was born in Varanasi, and as soon as he was old enough, he joined the Revolutionary Party. He was a close associate of Bhagat Singh and Chandrashekhar Azad.

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