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MVSAT Dec 2023

When was Bhagat Singh born?
 A. 25 September 1905
 B. 28 September 1907
 C. 13 April 1907
 D. 29 April 1907

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Hint: Bhagat Singh was a dynamic Indian Revolutionary who sacrificed his life for the cause of Independence for India. He popularized the phrase ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ that became a symbol of resistance against the British Raj. Bhagat Singh was born during the crisis period of India commencing in 1907.

Complete answer:
25 September 1905: India witnessed the first tragic and historic partition of Bengal. The British initiated the restructuring of Bengal by dividing it into 2 provinces, which partitioned the Muslim areas of East Bengal from the Hindu areas of West Bengal. The then Viceroy, Lord Curzon proclaimed this decision on 19 July 1905, which got implemented on 16 October 1905.
28 September 1907: One of the most powerful revolutionaries, Bhagat Singh was born on 28 September 1907, in the Banga village, Punjab, modern-day Pakistan. His family was active political resistance members. He was part of various anti-national activities against the British Raj and helped organize the Indian Independence movement. Singh was an anarchist, Marxist revolutionary shaped by Marx's and Lenin's ideas. He succumbed in 1931 after being hanged for the murder of a British officer.
13 April 1907: There are no specific recorded events for this day or month.
29 April 1907: There are no specific recorded events for this day or month.
So, the correct answer is Option B.

Note: Bhagat Singh is also referred to as Saheed Bhagat Singh. His father and uncles were enthusiastic resistance members of the Ghadar Party. He followed his Guru Kartar Singh Sarabha religiously. His execution took place with his conspiracy in the Lahore case.