SHAHEED MADAN LAL DHINGRA: DEATH ANNIVERSARY

Madan Lal Dhingra was an freedom fighter, political activist and a revolutionary from Punjab. While studying in England, he assassinated Sir William Hutt Curzon Wyllie, a British official, hailed as one of the first acts of revolution. Dhingra was caught tried and sentenced to death  on 17 August 1909.  Dhingra came into contact with noted Indian independence & political activists Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and Shyamji Krishna Varma, who were impressed by Dhingra’s perseverance and intense patriotism which turned his focus to the freedom struggle. Savarkar believed in revolution by any means, and supposedly gave Dhingra arms training, apart from membership in a secretive society, the Abhinav Bharat Mandal. He was also a member of India House, the base for Indian student political activity in England run by Shyamji Krishna Varma.

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