Check out Madan lal dhingra biography, birthday, family, wiki and some lesser known facts about his contribution to Indian freedom struggle
Madan lal dhingra biography
- Name- Madan lal dhingra
- Known for- Contribution to Indian freedom struggle
- Organization- India House, Abhinav bharat mandal
- Important dates
- Birthday- 18 September 1883
- Obit day- 17 August 1909
- Important places
- Place of birth- Amritsar, Punjab (British India)
- Obit place- London, Britain
- Institutions- MB Intermediate College, Government College University (Lahore), University College, London
- Educational qualifications- Master of Arts
- Father- Gitta Mall
- Mother- NA
- Siblings- Dr. Bihari Lal
- Spouse- NA
- Children- NA
Lesser known facts
- Madan lal dhingra was expelled from his college when he was a student in the Master of Arts program. At the time, he was heavily influenced by the Swadeshi movement.
- He was sixth of seven children of Shri Gita Mall who was a civil surgeon. All six of his sons had actually gone to study abroad.
- Madan lal dhingra came in contact with Indian revolutionaries Vir Savarkar and Shyamji Krishna Varma. They were taken by his perseverance and patriotism. He also became a regular member of India house in London.
- While he was studying in England, he assassinated William Hutt Curzon Wyllie who was a British official. This assassination is considered to be one of the first actions of armed revolution during the Indian freedom struggle. Curzon Wyllie was supposed to have been a close friend of Madan lal dhingra’s father as well. After the assassination, he tried to kill himself but was unsuccessful and arrested.
- He represented himself in his trial. He said that he did not recognize the legitimacy of court to try him. The trial was actually a sham and got over in only one day. He was awarded the death sentence.
- Madan lal dhingra was disowned for his activities by his father who actually published his decision in newspaper ads.
- His body was denied Hindu rites after his execution and was buried by British government. The authorities also refused to hand over the body to Vir Savarkar. His coffin was accidentally found when the authorities were searching for remains of Shaheed Udham Singh. His remains were repatriated to India in 1976.
- He was an inspiration at the time for leaders like Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad.