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Punjab Martyrs

Martyrs of Punjab:Arur Singh (Doctor)


He was born in 1890 in village Sanghowal, District Jullundur. His fathers name was Pal Singlh alias Arjaem Singh. He was only middle pass but he had a good working knowledge of medical treatment of annals by working as a compounder in a veterinary hospital of Jullundur and for which be 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 Gbadrite and had returned from Canada in 1912, influence. Arur Singh resigned his service in hospital and became 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 the 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 Supplementry Lahore Conspiracy Case. After a trial which lasted for nearly two months-November 8, 1916 to January 5, 1917-be 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 the last day of his life be 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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