Lala Lajpat Rai Biography
Lala Lajpat Rai was born on 28 January 1865 in Dhodike village of Ferozepur district. His father was a teacher in Radhakishan school and mother’s name was Gulabi Devi. Lala Lajpat Rai got the enthusiasm to read and write from his father. Lala lajpat rai biography, quotes, life, achievements are mentioned in this post.
In 1882, when he was a student at Lahore College, he joined the Arya Samaj. At the age of 23, he joined the Congress in 1888 and drew the attention of the Congress towards the poverty and illiteracy of the people.
Due to the faith and belief of Lala Lajpat Rai, he was given the title of Punjab Kesari and Shere Punjab. He was charged with sedition for his fearless criticism of the British government.
In May 1907, the British arrested Lala ji and put him in jail. He was considered an able leader of the Congress both within and outside the Congress. He went to England and Europe several times to lead India and get support.
Apart from political activities, Lala ji was also active for the spread of social reform programs and education. He considered education essential for the upliftment of the people. He was an educationist at heart. His approach to seeing the problems of women was progressive.
In 1896, he was at the forefront of the task of providing relief to the people during the severe famine in North India. Similarly, in Punjab, he was a pioneer in providing relief to the earthquake victims and helping them. During the relief work, he founded the ‘Servants of People’s Society’ whose members were patriots and whose goal was public service.
Lala Lajpat Rai wrote many books, these include – “A History of India, Maharaj Ashoka, Vedic Tract and Unhappy India”. He also founded and edited many magazines. His contribution, sacrifice and sacrifice for the countrymen was memorable.
Lala Lajpat Rai peacefully led the people who boycotted the Simon Commission in Lahore on 30 October 1928. Lala ji suffered severe injuries as a result of the blows of the sticks and died on 16 November 1929 in the morning due to deteriorating condition in the night.