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Sukhdev Thapar

Sukhdev Thapar
Organization Hindustan Socialist Republican Association
Movement Indian Independence movement

Sukhdev Thapar (15 May 1907-23 March 1931) was a revolutionary, born in Ludhiana, Punjab, British India. He was a punjabi hindu khatri by caste


  • Revolutionary activities 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4

Revolutionary activities

Sukhdev Thapar was a member of the Naujawan Bharat Sabha, an organisation involved in various activities intended mainly to prepare youths for the struggle for independence and putting an end to communalism.

Sukhdev is best remembered for his involvement in the Lahore Conspiracy Case of 18 December 1928 and its aftermath. He was an accomplice of Bhagat Singh, and Shivaram Rajguru, whose conspiracy led to the assassination of Deputy Superintendent of Police, J. P. Saunders in 1928 in response to the violent death of a veteran leader, Lala Lajpat Rai. After the Central Assembly Hall bombings in New Delhi on 8 April 1929, the conspirators were arrested and convicted of their crime.

Statues of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev

On 23 March 1931, the three men were hanged. Their bodies were secretly cremated on the banks of the Satluj river.

See also


Further reading

  • Noorani, Abdul Gafoor Abdul Majeed (2001) [1996]. The Trial of Bhagat Singh: Politics of Justice. Oxford University Press.  
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