FIGHTERS OF PUNJAB
He was born in 1860 at Sarhali, district Amritsar of the
He was born in 1888 at Lalton Khurd, District
BABA HARI SINGH USMAN
He was born in 1880 at Baddowal, District Ludhiana
BABA JAWALA SINGH
He was born in village Thatian, District Amritsar.
Baba Kharak Singh was born in 1868 at Sialkot.
BABA SHER SINGH
Sher Singh was born in 1880
at village Wain Poin, District Amritsar.
BAL RAJ BHALLA
Bal Raj Bhalla was born in June, 1888 in Tehsil Wazirabad of
He was born in 1901 at village Dumna in the then district of Ambala.
He was born in 1882 at village Khurdpur, District Jalandhar.
He was born in 1890 at village Sanghowal, District Jalandhar
and was an important leader of the Ghadar Party
Bhagat Singh was an outstanding revolutionary and martyr of
the Indian anti-colonial movement. He represented the youth
who were dissatisfied with Gandhian politics and groped for
He was born at Longowal in Patiala State. Bhagwan singh joined the Akali
agitation for gurudwara reform in 1922 and soon became its prominent worker
participating in diwans and activities connected with forcible occupation of
Bhagwati Charan was born at
Lahore in a Brahmin family of
BHAI BAL MUKAND
He was born in 1889 at village Kariala, District Jhelum (now in
A prominent public figure of the Punjab, Bhai Parmanand
descended from the family of the famous Sikh martyr, Bhai Mati Das.
BHAI RAM SINGH
He was born in 1826 at village Bhaini in the District of
Udham Singh was one of the great patriots of India, with a burning desire
to see his motherland free from the clutches of British colonialism and
imperialism. According to British records, he was born at Sunam Village, Patiala
State, on 23 August 1901, and was known at various stages in his relatively
short life by the following names: Sher Singh, Udham Singh, Udhan Singh, Ude
Singh, Frank Brazil and Mohemed Singh Azad
was a member of the Revolutionary Party in Lahore and a close
associate of Saheed Bhagat Singh. Like Bhagat Singh, he took
active part in revolutionary activities and helped in
organizing revolutionary cells in the Punjab and other areas
of North India.
A distinguished firebrand of the student community, Somprakash
was born on 19th June 1919 in a Brahmin family of Attock. He
had his early schooling at the Sanatam Dharam High School,
Rawalpindi and his higher education at the D.A.V. College,
SOHAN SINGH JOSH
veteran freedom fighter, Sohan Singh Josh was born on 12th
November, 1898 at village Chetnapura, District Amritsar. His
father, Lal Singh, was keen on the good schooling of his son,
but the difficulty was that there was no school nearby.
SOHAN SINGH BHAKNA (Baba)
in January, 1870 at village Khutral Khurd, District Amritsar,
Sohan Singh was the only son of Sardar Karam Singh, a
well-to-do peasant who died when Sohan Singh was hardly a year
old. As there was no school in the village, Sohal Singh
received his early education at the local Gurudwara.
SOHAN LAL PATHAK
Lal was born on 7th January 1883 in the house of Pt. Chanda
Ram, a poor Brahmin of Patti, District Amritsar. Being a
brilliant student, he won scholarships and prizes a number of
times while he was at the local school.
founder of the Praja Mandal movement in the Punjab and giant
among freedom fighters, Sewa Singh was born in August 1878 at
village Thikriwala, Patiala State. His father, Dewa Singh, was
an important official in the same state. When he grew up, Sewa
Singh also got appointment as a State official.
financier and leader of the Punjab Congress, Seth Sudarshan
was born at Jhansi in 1903. After studying for a while at
Allahabad at the Convent School, he came to Karnal from where
he passed the Matriculation examination of the Panjab
was born at Lahore in 1889. His father, Jamiat Rai Seth, was
in Government service. Sant Ram received his early education
in Government High School, Kasur.
SARDUL SINGH CAVEESHAR
front-ranking freedom fighter, Sardul Singh Caveeshar was born
at Amritsar in 1886. He had his degree in post-graduate
studies from the Panjab University, Lahore in 1909. During the
period of his studies he proved himself a first class football
LALA PINDI DAS
Pindi Das hailed from village Vaniawaal, District Gujranwala
(now in Pakistan). He was born in June 1886. His father Lala
Isher Das was a rich and prosperous man widely respected by
the people of the
Chopra Khatri by caste, he was born at Wazirabad, District
Gujranwala (now in Pakistan) in 1889. He graduated from D.A.V.
College, Lahore in 1919. After that he joined the Law College,
Lahore but left his studies in 1920 at the call of Mahatma
Gandhi and joined the non-cooperation movement. He was
arrested in 1921 and was sentenced in two and a half years’
Har Dayal played a very important role in the struggle for
India’s independence, He was born at Delhi on October 14,
1884. His father, Gaury Dayal Mathur, a Reader in the District
Courts at Delhi, was not a man of wealth but a scholar
of Persian and
in 1873, Lal Duni Chand passed his B.A. examination from the
Forman Christian College, Lahore. After that he joined the
Oriental College, Lahore where from he passed the Honors
examination in Persian language and literature in 1894.
KRISHNA GOPAL DUTT
intellectual prodigy and a noted freedom-fighter, he was born
in January, 1899 at Sialkot in the house of a well-to-do
businessman, Pandit Vaish Nath Dutt. He first studied at the
Murry College, Sialkot and then shifted to Lajpat Rai’s
National College, Lahore where-from he graduated in
KISHAN SINGH GARGAJ
only son of his father Fateh Singh, Kishan Singh was born at
village Baring, District Jalandhar. Before he entered on
political activities, he was in the Indian Army for a period
of about fifteen years serving in Battalion No. 35.
Nath Saigal, Managing Agent of the Mohini Films Ltd., Lahore,
came under the spell of national politics during the days of
the Punjab agrarian unrest in 1907. When Ajit Singh and Sufi
Amba Prasad set up the Bharat Mata Society, he joined it and
soon became an active political worker.
KARTAR SINGH JHABBAR
popular hero of the Akali movement of 1921-25, he was born in
1874 at village Jhabian, District Sheikhupura, now in
Pakistan. His father, Teja Singh, was a well-to-do Virk Jat
Homage to Freedom
made great sacrifices in the freedom struggle of India and it is full of
Memorials to such martyrs and also to the heroes of INDO-PAK
Fighters From Pakistan
The text in this document comes from "From 50 years,
Golden Jubilee, Pakistan Resolution 1940-90" by Pakistan
International Airline (PIA). The list in this document is by no
means a complete list. There are a number of other freedom fighters
who laid their lifes for the cause of a separte homeland for the
Muslims of Sub-continent.