Celebrating martyr Bhagat Singh

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 7:29am IST | Agency: dna

Bhagat Singh's life has inspired many, including play director Mujeeb Khan

What better way to pay homage to a martyr than to keep his memories alive? And that's what Mujeeb Khan is doing. On Bhagat Singh's his 83rd death anniversary, Khan is paying homage to this son of soil by presenting a play on his life, inspirations, views and death.

The martyr
"Shaheed Bhagat Singh speaks about the contribution of Bhagat Singh and his family members in Indian Independence Movement. The Jallianwala Baugh massacre instigated him at a very young age to become a revolutionary but it is only after the death of Lala Lajpatrai at the hands of the police, he decides to seek revenge," informs Khan. Not many know that Singh made a will to his mother before he was hanged in a letter stating that she send his younger brother Kulbeer to collect his body as on seeing his body people would react to and it may result into violence.

Life and death
Singh had joined the Hindustan Republican Association which had prominent leaders such as Ram Prasad Bismil, Chandrashekhar Azad and Ashfaqullah Khan. "The distinguished feature of our play is that the language used in the first half is purely simple Punjabi, which none of the filmmakers have attempted," says Khan The play also shows the relationship shared by the Singh with Azad, Bismil and Ashfaqullah Khan. "Besides the fact that his mother had made ardaas (request) to Gyani ji at the Gurudwara that he be rescued from jail but her son's insistence on sacrificing his life for his motherland," Khan informs.

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