These are some of the original photographs of our great martyr Shaheed Udham Singh:
He travelled widely to acquire knowledge and gain experience, during the course of which time he established contacts with Indian and other revolutionaries and came to attain an internationalist outlook. His patriotic feelings, his burning desire to see India freed from the jackboot of British imperialism, in no way constituted a hindrance to his internationalism. It is evident, inter alia, from his last statement, at the end of his trial for the murder in Caxton Hall, London, on 13 March 1940, of Sir Michael 0′ Dwyer, the former Lt. Governor of Punjab-the butcher of the notorious Amritsar massacre.
Photograph of Udham Singh used on his passport issued in Lahore
Sir Michael Francis O’Dwyer, lieutenant Governor of the Punjab 1913-1919
Brigadier General R.E.H. Dyer who massacred Indians at the Jallianwalla Bagh Amritsar on 13th April 1919
At the celebration of the birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak 1937, the Sangat and committee Members of Gurdwara Shepherds Bush. London. Udham Singh can be seen on extreme top
The Daily Mirror of 14th March 1940, covering the shooting
Shaheed Udham Singh leaving the Caxton Hall after his arrest
Udham Singh between two friends-Manjit Singh (left) and Captain Bachan Singh, at Sunam after his release from prison in 1933
A standing pose of the martyr
Udham Singh’s house at Sunam
Central Khalsa Orphanage at Putlighar, Amritsar where Udham Singh spent his childhood and adolscence.
Shaheed Udham Singh with a friend Puran Singh Bining
One old photograph of Udham Singh alias Ram Mohammad Singh Azaad
An artist’s impression of Caxton Hall shooting of O’Dwyer by Udham Singh
The Pentonville Prison, Culedoncian Road London whereUdham Singh was kept from 6th June 1940 to 31st July 1940, and it was here that he was hanged on the 31st July
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Crackling Diwali: A firecracker lights up the sky as candles and lamps are seen lit across a field during Diwali in Allahabad.
Diwali knows no bounderies: Muslim students light earthen lamps to mark Diwali, the festival of lights, at a school in Ahmadabad.
Children of light: Children light candles during Diwali, the festival of lights, in Allahabad.
Made in China: An Indian vendor displays Chinese-made decorative lights at a shop in Kolkata. Local markets have been flooded with cheap Chinese electric lights, replacing indigenously manufactured earthen oil lamps ahead of Diwali.
Diwali across LoC: Indian Border Security Force (BSF) Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Sanjeev Bhanot (R) along with BSF Commandant Sumer Singh (L) present boxes of sweets to Pakistani Rangers Major Shah Nawaz (C) on the occasion of Diwali festival at the India-Pakistan Wagah Border on November 5, 2010. Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated as Hindus decorate their homes with flowers and diyas (earthen lamps) to mark the homecoming of Hindu god Ram after he vanquished the demon king Ravana and to honour wealth goddess Lakshmi.
Diwali for all: A special needs child plays with sparklers during a pre-Diwali celebration at a school in Amritsar.
Shoppers’ stop: A policeman stands guard in a market place ahead of Diwali in Jammu.
Diwali paraphernalia: Children light firecrackers as lanterns are displayed for sale ahead of Diwali in Mumbai.
Firecracking: People light firecrackers during Diwali, the festival of lights, in Allahabad.
Prayer for a ‘bright future’: People offer prayers in front of account books as a ritual performed on Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Ahmadabad.
Brush with Lakshmi: An Indian artist gives finishing touches to an idol of Hindu goddess of wealth Lakshmi ahead of Diwali in Allahabad. On Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, Hindus light lamps to signify the victory of good over evil. New clothes are worn, gifts, traditionally of sweets, are given and prayers are offered to goddess Lakshmi.
Readying for Diwali: An Indian labourer works at a firecracker factory on the outskirts of Siliguri. Firecrakers are used as a part of celebrations for the Diwali festival. Kali worship takes place in the eastern Indian states.
Final touches: A worker paints earthenware oil pots or ‘diyas’ at a road side stall in New Delhi.
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Atithi Devo Bhava:
India prides itself on its hospitality and never more than when the charismatic Barack Obama is to visit, come November. The streets, the shops, the restaurants, the people are all dressing up. For the festive season and Obama alike. The US President lands in India on the day after Diwali and shall be here for three days.
Mumbai Meri Jaan:
This is Mumbai. The first port of call for the US President. Barack Obama shall land here on Saturday, November 6.
Paint the Town:
Add some colour, shine it up. Barack Obama is coming to town.
In Full Swing:
Beautifying Mumbai outside the iconic Taj Mahal hotel near Gateway of India ahead of the visit of US President Barack Obama.
Gather the Green Thumbs:
Some weeding shall be followed by some planting to ensure a green Mumbai greets the US President.
Some more light for Mumbai as broken street lights are fixed as part of the Mumbai face-lift.
Will he, won’t he?
Amritsar artist Harwinder Singh Gill is ready with his gift just in case the US President does drop in. He has delicately carved Obama’s portrait on a duck egg shell. Harvinder, incidentally, is a dental hygienist.
The face that launched a thousand sales:
It’s time for some Obama merchandise disappearing fast at a stall near you. Here, Obama flip-flops – Made in China, sold in Mumbai.
India is ready:
In all its tri-coloured glory to welcome Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America.
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