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68 years on, Hindustan Times catches up with descendants of 15 freedom fighters from the region to share their cause and concerns.Some are doing their bit to keep legacy alive, while a few have chosen a life in oblivion and others struggle with apathy.Later, Batukeshwar Dutt and he threw bombs in the Central Assembly Hall and shouted “Inquilab Zindabad”. ‘THIS HERO IS LOST IN THE PAGES OF HISTORY’ LUDHIANA: A revolutionary, Sukhdev was among the three young freedom fighters hanged on March 23, 1931, for killing British police officer John Saunders. While Bhagat Singh emerged as one of India’s most admired heroes, Sukhdev is remembered occasionally. There are 10 families belonging to his lineage still at Naughara Mohalla here.
Rohit Thapa, the grandson of Capt Dal Bahadur, said he also did not avail the quota for freedom fighters’ wards or any benefit.Abhay Singh Sandhu (59) (in pic), the son of Bhagat Singh’s younger brother Kulbir Singh, says: “I may not be part of politics anymore, but I must say that relatives of freedom fighters are remembered only during national days such as August 15 or January 26.They are invited to functions but it’s more of a formality.” Sandhu, settled in Chandigarh since 1997, runs an NGO, the Kulbir Singh Memorial Foundation, which is working to popularise thoughts of freedom fighters among the youth through its publications and events held in different parts of Punjab.An all-India football tournament is held on his martyrdom day, May 30.Besides, a park has been developed near Dharamsala where his bust has been installed.