Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar

Freedom Fighter (15th May 1907 - 23rd March 1931)

“Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna Ab Hamare Dil Me Hai”

Biography

Sukhdev Thapar was an Indian freedom fighter. Born in Ludhiana Sukhdev, since his childhood, was a witness to several atrocities that the Imperial British Raj had inflicted on India, which led him to become a freedom fighter. Sukhdev, along with other renowned freedom fighters, started the Naujawan Bharat Sabha gearing the youth to join the freedom struggle. He is best remembered for his involvement in the Lahore Conspiracy Case (18th December 1928) and its aftermath that shook the foundation of the British Government. After the Central Assembly Hall bombings in Delhi (8th April 1929) Sukhdev and his associates were arrested and hanged on 23rd March 1931. Sukhdev Thapar became a martyr at a young age of 24 years.

Legacy

  • National Martyrs Memorial is located at Hussainiwala, where Sukhdev, along with Bhagat Singh and Rajguru, were cremated. A Martyr s Day (Shaheed Diwas) is observed on March 23 in their memory. Tributes and homage is paid at the memorial.
  • Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, a constituent college of the University of Delhi, is named in memory of Sukhdev. It was established in August 1987.
  • Amar Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar Inter-State Bus Terminal is the main bus stand of Ludhiana city, the birthplace of Sukhdev.

Our Establishment

Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, set up in 1987, is named after the great Indian revolutionary Sukhdev Thapar, whose name has been instilled in the history of the war of Indian Independence. The man with a vision, the man with the spirit passion, the man with great love for his motherland, the man who created history! Shaheed Sukhdev is one of those millions to whom we owe the free air we breathe in. He was one of the forerunners of many strategies planning adopted by Indian Nationalists in the freedom struggle. His biggest contribution was mobilizing the youth of India, and instilling in them a spirit of unity and a common goal – Freedom Liberation. A founding member of the Naujawan Bharat Sabha, he worked with other revolutionaries, including Bhagat Singh and Rajguru. He might have been silenced by the British on the 23rd of March 1931, but is remembered even today with great respect for showing the zeal and valour, in India’s fight for independence. The legacy of this great martyr will continue to live on forever, in our hearts, in our history books and through Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies.

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