Shivaram Rajguru
Shivaram Hari Rajguru (August 24, 1908 – March 23, 1931) was an India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

n revolutionist from Maharashtra and belonged to the Deshastha Brahmin community. Rajguru was born in a place named Khed near Pune. It was later renamed as Rajgurunagar
Rajgurunagar a town in Maharashtra, India.It is famous as the birth place of the Indian revolutionary Rajguru. Rajgurunagar has witnessed memorable incidents during its history. The battle between Tarabai and Dilawarkhan took place near Rajgurunagar. Peshwas had maintained close relations with...

 in his honor. He is best known as a colleague of Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev
Sukhdev Thapar was born in Ludhiana, Punjab. He was an Indian freedom fighter who lived from 15 May 1907 to March 23, 1931) who was involved with Shaheed Bhagat Singh andShivaram Rajguru in the killing of a British police officer J.P...

 in the murder of a British police officer J.P. Saunders at Lahore
Lahore is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab and the second largest city in the country. With a rich and fabulous history dating back to over a thousand years ago, Lahore is no doubt Pakistan's cultural capital. One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Lahore remains a...

 in 1928 in order to take revenge for the death of veteran leader Lala Lajpat Rai
Lala Lajpat Rai
Lala Lajpat Rai was an Indian author, freedom fighter and politician who is chiefly remembered as a leader in the Indian fight for freedom from the British Raj. He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari or Sher-e-Punjab meaning the samem and was part of the Lal Bal Pal trio...

 due to excessive police beating. All three were convicted of the crime and hanged on March 23, 1931. They were cremated at Hussainiwala
Hussainiwala is a village in Ferozepur district in Punjab state, India. It lies near the banks of the Sutlej river. The village is on the border with Pakistan, opposite the Pakistani village of Ganda Singh Wala...

 at the banks of Sutlej
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 river in today's Ferozepur district of Punjab.

He had immense potential in terms of memory and had learnt various scriptures by heart. He was a sharp and accurate shooter and was regarded as the gunman of HSRA.

He was the means of entertainment in the HSRA meetings due to his competition with Bhagat Singh. He always wanted to be one step ahead of Bhagat Singh in every case, which often led to comic situations.
Rajguru was hiding in Nagpur. He met Dr. K. B. Hedgewar
K. B. Hedgewar
Keshav Baliram Hedgewar was the founder of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh . Hedgewar founded the RSS in Nagpur, Maharashtra in 1925, with the intention of promoting the concept of the Hindu nation...

 and was hiding in one of the RSS worker's house. But after some days he went to Pune and later was arrested there.

Famous writer Anil Verma, a Judge, wrote a book on Rajguru titled "Ajeya Krantikari Rajguru.
It has been published by Govt of India's publication division & released on 24 August 2008 on Birth centenary of Rajguru.

He was a freedom fighter who sacrificed his life for the independence of India. He was a member of Hindustan socialist republican army who wanted India to become free by all means necessary. He believed that violence against oppression was far more effective against British rule than the nonviolent ways of Mahatma Gandhi.

At Hisar, Haryana, an important shopping complex, Rajguru Market, was named in his honor in 1953.

See also

  • Ashfaqullah Khan
  • Bhagat Singh
  • Chandrashekar Azad
  • Hindustan Socialist Republican Association
    Hindustan Socialist Republican Association
    Hindustan Socialist Republican Association was a revolutionary organisation established in 1928 at Feroz Shah Kotla New Delhi by Chandrasekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and others...

  • Kakori Train Robbery
    Kakori train robbery
    The Kakori train robbery was a train robbery that took place between Kakori and Alamnagar near Lucknow, on 9 August 1925 during the Indian Independence Movement against the British.German-made Mauser C96 semi-automatic pistols with wooden stock were used in this historical event by the Hindustan...

  • Sukhdev Thapar
  • Thakur Roshan Singh
  • Batukeshwar Dutt
    Batukeshwar Dutt
    Batukeshwar Dutt was an Indian revolutionary and a freedom fighter in the early 1900s. He is best known for having exploded a few bombs, along with Bhagat Singh, in the Central Legislative Assembly in New Delhi on 8 April 1929...

  • Shiv Verma
  • Jai Rajguru
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