Shivaram Rajguru

Shivaram Rajguru

Shaheed Shivaram Hari Rajguru (24th August 1908-23rd March 1931) was an Indian revolutionist from Maharashtra.He was born at Khed  near Pune. The only object of his adoration and worship was his motherland for whose liberation he considered no sacrifice too great. Rajguru was a good shot and was regarded as the gunman of the party. In 1928 HSRA(Hindustan Socialist Republican Association) decided to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai, who died in a police lathi charge, by assassinating J A Scott, the Superintendent of Police, Lahore who had ordered the lathi charge.it was planned that Jai Gopal would give a signal to Bharat Singh and Rajguru as soon as Scott came out of his office. However, Jai Gopal misidentified J.P. Saunders, the Assistant Superintendent of Police as Scott and give the Signal.Thus Saundars was Shot dead.The same night posters of the HSRA declaring saunders is dead. Lalaji is avenged were put up through tout the city of Lahore. At the time of his martydom,Shivaram Rajguru was hardly 23 years of age. The whole nation was awakened and the name of Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev become as popular as that of Mahatma Gandhi.Meeting,Procession and representations were made for commutation of there death sentence.