Shaheed Udham Singh's birth anniversary passes sans fanfare

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sangrur
  • Updated: Dec 26, 2014 20:33 IST

The birth anniversary of Shaheed Udham Singh on Friday passed without fanfare as no politician from the region paid homage to the revolutionary at his birthplace in Sunam.

However, officials in the district said about the absence of politicians in Sunam, "The state government organises a state-level function on the martyrdom day of the shaheed."

But, Sangrur deputy commissioner Arshdeep Singh Thind paid tributes to the martyr at Sunam.

Udham Singh assassinated Michael O'Dwyer, who endorsed the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, on March 13, 1940. He was charged with the murder, and hanged on July 1, 1940.

He was born Sher Singh on December 26, 1899, to a Kamboj Sikh farming family.

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