A great national leader who came to be called the 'Lion of Punjab.' Worked tire- lessly to
improve education, to promote unity among Hindus and to reform society. His clarion call
and glorious life inspired the nation. The Lathis of the servants of British imperialism
cruelly cut his life short.
Author - T.K.Rama Rao
Lala Lajpat Rai
It was the evening of October 30, 1928. Standing on the platform at a crowded public
meeting in Lahore City, a person known as the 'Lion of Punjab, 'said in an inspiring
"Every blow on our bodies this afternoon is like a nail driven into the coffin of
Terrible blows had battered the chest and the body of the great man who made that stirring
speech. The humiliation inflicted by the high-handedness of the British was more painful
than the wounds.
On the morning of the seventeenth day after this, the great revolutionary died. Onward
along the path he had trodden his followers marched towards freedom.
The great leader cut down by the high- handedness of the then imperialist Punjab
Government was Lala Lajpat Rai.