Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday paid tributes to Shaheed Udham Singh on his death anniversary.
“I join the nation in paying my humble tributes to our great freedom fighter Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Udham Singh ji,” Amarinder said tweeted.
“His patriotism and sacrifice will continue to inspire generations of Indians. Work on his memorial at Sunam is underway and will be completed within a year,” he said.
Khattar said quoting the revolutionary: “What greater honour could be bestowed on me than death for the sake of my motherland.”
Udham Singh was a revolutionary belonging to the Ghadar Party. He shot dead Michael O’Dwyer, a former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, in London on March 13, 1940 to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919. Udham Singh was subsequently convicted of the murder and hanged on July 31, 1940.