Paying tributes to revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on his 113th birth anniversary, PM Modi said that his valour will inspire people for ages.

“Tributes to the immortal martyr Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary. His saga of bravery and valour will inspire the countrymen for ages,” the Prime Minister tweeted. Speaking on his monthly radio programme, Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, PM Modi had said that Bhagat Singh is a symbol of bravery and courage.

“Tomorrow, on September 28, we will observe his birth anniversary. I join countrymen in bowing before Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the symbol of bravery and courage,” PM Modi had said.

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Home Minister Amit Shah also expressed his gratitude to Bhagat Singh for making huge sacrifices to give a new direction to the Indian freedom struggle.

“With his transformative ideas and unique renunciation, he gave a new direction to the freedom struggle and awakened the resolve of freedom among the youth of the country. You will remain an intact source of inspiration for all our countrymen for ages,” Shah wrote on Twitter.

Singh was born on September 28 in Punjab in 1907. His defiance of the British rule from a very young age, his revolutionary acts to target the empire and his hanging when he was only 23 have made him one of the more notable heroes of the Indian Independence movement.