Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti- 26 December
He belonged to Ghadar party and was best known for the assassinating Michael O' Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in India. Dwyer's assassination on March 13, 1940.
Why Udham Singh Assassinated Michael O' Dwyer?
The assassination was carried out as a revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919.
Singh saw the tragedy of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
Singh was an eyewitness of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and was determinbed to fight against Britishers.
How Michael O' Dwyer was killed?
During a meeting at Caxton Hall in London, Singh shot Dwyer while concealing his gun in a book. In order to accommodate the handgun inside the book, Singh carved the shape of the weapon.
Udham Singh Death
Udham Singh was later cremated in his birthplace of Sunam in Punjab and some part of his ashes are kept inside a sealed urn at Jallianwala Bagh.