Check out Kartar singh sarabha biography, birthday, age, family, wiki and some lesser known facts about his contribution to Indian freedom struggle
Kartar singh sarabha biography
- Name- Kartar singh sarabha
- Known for- Contribution to Indian freedom struggle
- Organization- Ghadar Party
- Pseudonyms- Baba Gernal
- Important dates
- Birthday- 24 May 1896
- Obit day- 16 November 1915
- Important places
- Place of birth- Sarabha, Ludhiana, Punjab (British India)
- Obit place- Lahore, Punjab (British India)
- Institutions- Malwa Khalsa high school, Ravenshaw University
- Educational qualifications- NA
- Father- Mangal Singh
- Mother- Sahib Kaur
- Grandfather- Badan Singh Grewal
- Spouse- NA
- Children- NA
Lesser known facts
- When Kartar singh sarabha was very young, his father passed away and it was his grandfather who actually brought him up.
- His family took the decision of sending him to the United States for his higher education. He left India for San Francisco in 1912.
- He was only of 17 years when he joined the Ghadar Party. In a very short period of time, he became one of the leading members of the party and initiated his fight for an independent India. In fact, he was inspired by Sohan Singh Bhakna, who was the founder of Ghadar Party as well.
- Kartar singh sarabha had a serious association with Nalanda club of Indian students. This club at Berkeley played an important role in arousing his patriotism and inspired him to join the Indian freedom movement.
- He also helped Lalal Har Dyal in running the revolutionary newspaper Ghadar (Revolt). In 1914, British government was busy in World War I. The leaders of the ‘Ghadar Party’ thought it would be a good chance to initiate an armed revolution against british when they are at their weakes. They published a “Declaration of War” against them.
- A number of members of Ghadar party came to India for the revolution but it proved to be unsuccessful. Kirpal Singh who was a police informer within Ghadar Party got a large number of revolutionaries arrested and helped the government.
- After the planned revolution failed, Ghadar party members who were able to escape decided to leave India and to go to Afghanistan. However, Kartar singh sarabha’s conscience did not allow him to run away leaving his fellow party members. So he stayed back and attempted again to start a rebellion among the british army. He was arrested at the time.
- The Lahore conspiracy cases in 1915-1916 actually highlighted his role very strongly. He was sentenced for capital punishment on 13th Sep 1915.
- Kartar singh sarabha was executed in Lahore in November 1915 when he was only of 19 years of age.
- A statue of the revolutionary was erected in Ludhiana, Punjab in his memory
- In fact, the legendary Sardar Bhagat Singh was also reportedly inspired by him.