Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal will soon be seen in the role of Sardar Udham Singh in the film ‘Sardar Udham’. Along with the trailer of the film, Vicky Kaushal is also garnering a lot of applause from the audience for his looks. The film will release on Amazon Prime Video on 16 October. In such a situation, before the release of the film, let us tell you some things about the great fighter of the freedom struggle, Sardar Udham Singh.
Sher Singh was real name
The real name of Udham Singh was Sher Singh. Sher Singh was born on 26 December 1899 in Sunam village of Sangrur district of Punjab. Sher Singh’s father Sardar Tehal Singh was a railway watchman in Jammu Upalli village. Sher Singh’s parents died in childhood, after which Sher Singh and his brother Mukhta Singh were sent to the Central Khalsa Orphanage in Amritsar. In this orphanage Sher Singh was given the name Udham Singh and Bhai Mukhta Singh became Sadhu Singh. Although the brother’s companion could not stay with Udham Singh for long and in the year 1917, the monk also said goodbye to this world. After this, in 1918, Udham passed the matriculation examination and in the year 1919 he left the orphanage.
Udham Singh’s blood boiled in Jallianwala Bagh massacre
13 April 1919, a date which is recorded in history and remembering which not only does the blood of every Indian boil but the eyes also become moist. Yes… that day of Baisakhi of the year 1919, the date on which the Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place. In fact, on 10 April 1919, under the Rowlatt Act, Satya Pal and Saifuddin Kitchlew of Congress were arrested by the British. After which on the 13th, thousands of people gathered in a park in Amritsar, Punjab and were peacefully protesting against the arrest of both (Satya Pal and Saifuddin Kitchlew). In this, General Reginald Dyer reached there at around 5.30 pm and surrounded the entire park with his army. After this, without saying anything, Dyer directly ordered his army to fire. Thousands of people lost their lives in that firing. After this massacre, there was outrage in the whole country, while in the meantime there was a person whose blood was not only boiling but the passion for revenge was also on the rise. This man was none other than Udham Singh.
Udham decides to teach a lesson
After the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Udham Singh decided to teach a lesson to General Reginald Dyer and the then Governor of Punjab, Michael O’Dwyer (who justified this massacre step by step) and after that he joined the revolutionaries. To avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Udham Singh had to wait for the right opportunity for a full 21 years. Meanwhile, Udham Singh worked to mature himself. Udham Singh wanted to put General Reginald Dyer and Michael O’Dwyer to death but died of illness before reaching Reginald Dyer. In such a situation, Udham Singh put his full attention on Michael O’Dwyer.
Udham Singh fired at the London meeting
On 13 March 1940, a meeting of the East India Association and the Royal Central Asian Society was going on at Caxton Hall in London. In this meeting, Udham Singh had also reached with the intention of making Michael O’Dwyer sleep. Udham Singh cleverly hid his gun in the book by cutting the pages inside the book in the form of a pistol. When the meeting was over, people stood in their places and started preparing to leave, meanwhile Udham Singh reached near Michael O’Dwyer and without saying anything, shot directly at his heart. Michael O’Dwyer was not even completely destroyed yet Udham Singh, who was smoldering in the fire of revenge, also fired the second shot. Udham Singh did not stop there and after this he also shot Lord Zetland, the Secretary of State of India standing on the stage, Lord Lamington, former Governor of Bombay and Sir Sui Dane, former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab. Udham Singh opened fire on four people that day in that hall, in which only Michael O’Dwyer died.
Udham Singh did not run
After fulfilling the vow of revenge, Udham Singh did not try to run away but stood there, after which he was arrested and tried. On June 4, 1940, Udham Singh was convicted of murder and on July 31, 1940, he was hanged in Pentonville Jail. The work that Sardar Udham Singh did was praised all over India, while Udham Singh was also given the title of Shaheed-e-Azam.