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Sher Singh

Charkhi Dadri, Haryana

September 19, 2023 to September 19, 2024

Sher Singh was born in Kaliyana a small village located near Charkhi Dadri. His father's name was Chaudhary Lokram. He was married to Khajani Devi and they had a son and a daughter. He was filled with revolutionary ideas. He was passionate about liberating his country and responded eagerly to the call of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He joined the Azad Hind Fauj in 1941 and engaged in battles against the British to secure India's independence. He endured seven years of incarceration in a Singapore jail, where he faced various hardships, even surviving on salt loaves.

Upon his release from jail, British officials questioned whether Sher Singh had fought for the country's independence or for the government. Without hesitation, he declared his unwavering dedication to the nation's freedom, resulting in his return home without any honorarium or recognition. When he returned after a decade, his family had already performed all the funeral rites, considering him deceased.

In a gesture of national gratitude, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi presented him with a copper plate (Tamrapatra) for his efforts in the fight for independence.

Tamra Patra awarded by Government of India in 1972.

Source:  Prakash Sangwan, Contributor for CCRT