We are all pretty aware of Bhagat Singh's freedom movement and have heard a lot of stories about his life and struggles. The most famous one is the bombing inside the Central legislative Assembly.
Born into a Jat Sikh family in 1907, Bhagat Singh was instrumental in achieving India’s independence movement. He studied European revolutionary movements when he was a teenager and was quite enamoured by Marxist and anarchist ideologies. He came into the limelight after he assassinated John Saunders, who was responsible for the death of Lala Lajpat Rai, another luminary closely involved with the Indian freedom movement. For a long time thereafter, he had successfully eluded British authorities but gave himself for arrest after the legislative bombing.
After nearly 90 years the pistol with which Bhagat Singh had assassinated John Sanders, has been found.
In a statement to the Times of India, custodian of CSWT museum, assistant commandant Vijendra Singh said they were surprised when they removed the black paint on the pistol and matched its serial number (168896) with their records last year. "It was Bhagat Singh's pistol," said an elated Singh to the newspaper.
This .32mm Colt automatic pistol belongs to Bhagat Singh and it was put on public display for the first time ever at BSF’s Indore museum.