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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tribute to revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, who sacrificed his life for the nation, on his 115th birth anniversary.   

“I bow to Shaheed Bhagat Singh Ji on his Jayanti. His courage motivates us greatly. We reiterate our commitment to realise his vision for our nation,” the PM tweeted.



As a tribute to the great freedom fighter, Chandigarh Airport has been renamed as Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman officially renamed the airport at Mohali. It will now be called ‘Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport, Chandigarh’. 

Born on September 28, 1907, Bhagat Singh was a charismatic revolutionary who participated in the India’s independence movement. In 1931, he was hanged for the murder of Officer JP Saunders in the city of Lahore (then in India).

BJP National President JP Nadda wrote, “Tributes to Amar Shaheed Bhagat Singh ji, who made supreme sacrifice to free Mother India from the chains of slavery, on his birth anniversary. A grateful nation will always be indebted, your sacrifice and dedication will continue to inspire the coming generations to give everything for the country and society.”



“Tributes to iconic freedom fighter Shaheed #BhagatSingh on his Jayanti. A true son of the soil whose sacrifice for Bharat will always be remembered. His act of bravery & resilience is an inspiration for generations to come,” tweeted BJP National Vice President Baijayant Panda.



Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also took to Twitter to pay tribute to the freedom fighter and wrote, “Humble tributes to revolutionary freedom fighter #BhagatSingh on his birth anniversary. The supreme sacrifice of the great revolutionary leader will never be forgotten. His valour and love for motherland will continue to inspire generations to serve the nation selflessly.”