Lala Lajpat Rai

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Birthday
28, 1865
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Nov 17, 1928 (63)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
28, 1865
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Nov 17, 1928 (63)

About

Remembered for his activism on behalf of the Indian Independence Movement, he became a martyr to his fellow Indian nationalists after being fatally wounded by British police during what was otherwise a peaceful protest.

Before Fame

Early in his career as a political activist, he became a member of the Indian National Congress party and was forced into exile in Burma by his country's British-controlled government.

Trivia

His published works include Unhappy India (1928) and The United States of America: A Hindu's Impression (1916).

Family Life

The son of Radha Krishan and Gulab Devi, he grew up in a Hindu family in Punjab, India (then British India).

Associated With

He and Bipin Chandra Pal were both members of the Lal Bal Pal Indian nationalist group of the early twentieth century.