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Punjab Martyrs

Arur Singh

ARUR SINGH (Doctor) 

He was born in 1890 in village Sanghowal, District Jullundar. His father’s name was Pal Sin^ alias Arjan Singh. He was only middle pass but he had a good working knowledge of medical treatment of animals by working as a compounder in a veterinary hospital of Jullundar and for which he came to be commonly addressed as Doctor Arur Singh. 

Even at this early stage of his life he was reputed for courage, adventurousness and hardihood Under Banta Singh’s, who was a Ghadrite and had returned from 
Canada in 1912, influence, Arur Singh resigned his service in hospital and became active member of the revolutionary organization. He tempered with railway lines and telephone wires. Not long after, his warrants of arrest were issued but undaunted by anything of this sort, he went underground and for about two and a half years moved from place to place exciting people for a revolt against the Government. 
While engaged on this work, he murdered one traitor and seven policemen and was also connected with the throwing of a bomb on tube 
Viceroy at Delhi. When once in course of these activities he was visiting the Lahore Jail to meet his friend confined there, he was 
challenged by a policeman to reveal his name. In utter disregard of consequences he gave up his name with the result that he was 
immediately put behind the bars. This happened on November 2, 1916.

Dr Arur Singh was also involved with the Second Supplementary Lahore Conspiracy Case. After a trial which lasted for nearly two 
months November 8, 1916 to January 5, 1917 he was sentenced to death. During his trial he refused to defend himself, rather he frankly confessed everything about all his political activities. Death held no terror for him, for it is said that till until last day of his life he continued to have sound sleep. 

Dr Arur Singh*s family as well, suffered heavily on account of him. His son was dismissed from the Indian Army Service for no other fault than the one that he was the son of Arur Singh. 

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