May 24, 2009

Legendary Freedom Fighter ( Gadar Movement ) Baba Bilga Dies

The last of the surviving heroes of the glorious Gadar Movement against British Imperialism, Baba Bhagat Singh Bilga expired in England. He hailed from Bilga ( Jalandhar ).

Bilga was the main guiding spirit in construction of Desh Bhagat Hall in Jalandhar and museum of Gadar Heroes situated therein. Bilga was a close associate of Sardar Ajit Singh, uncle of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh. They all espoused socialist principles.Bilga successfully lobbied for recognition as freedom fighters for martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

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