A Huge Tribute To The Great Raj Guru
As we know, many freedom fighters sacrificed a lot on their life in order of India’s Independence. Rajuguru was one among such great freedom fighters. Shivaram Hari Rajguru was an Indian revolutionary who was mainly involved in the assassination of a British Raj police officer. He was born on 24 August 1908 at Khed to the couple Parvati Devi and Harinarain Rajguru. When Rajguru was six, he lost his father and the responsibility of the whole family fell on his elder brother, Dinkar. That was a really hard time for his family.
He completed his primary education at Khed and received his higher education in New English High School at nana ka bara in Pune. He joined the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association which focused on India’s freedom from the British by any means. His opinion was instead of the nonviolent civil disobedience preferred by Mahatma Gandhi, ferocity against oppression was far more effective against the British rule.
In the year 1928, Rajguru became a colleague of Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev. He later joined them both during the assassination of a British police officer, J. P. Saunders, at Lahore. The reason for this assassination was actually the death of Lala Lajpat Rai who had died at a fortnight when he was hit by police while on a march protesting the Simon Commission. In 1930, a regulation was introduced specifically for the purpose of convicting the three men and 21 other co-conspirators.
The punishment for all three was scheduled on 24 March 1931, but they were hanged a day earlier. They were hanged at Hussainiwala at the banks of the Sutlej river in the Ferozepur district of Punjab. In his honor, the place where Rajguru was born at Khed was renamed Rajgrurunagar. It is a census town in Khed tehsil of Pune district in the state of Maharashtra. Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women is located in Vasundhara Enclave was named in honor of Sayeed Rajguru.
Remembering such an enthusiastic person who fought for the rights and for justice of Lala Lajpat Rai’s death. He dedicated his entire life for India’s Independence. As he was not in favour of non-violence movement, he believed that Britishers were not so kind to get our freedom by non-violence we needed a violent movement.
Written By:- Priyanka Kammar