Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai (1865–1928) was an author, freedom fighter and politician, chiefly remembered as a leader in the Indian fight for freedom from the British Raj. He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari (The Lion of Punjab) or 'Sher-e-Punjab' .  

In 1928, Lajpat Rai led a procession with Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya to demonstrate against the Simon Commission. During this procession, Rai became the target of a lathi charge  led by British police. 

During World War I, Lajpat Rai lived in the United States, but he returned to India in 1919 and in the following year led the special session of the Congress Party that launched the non-cooperation movement. 

Imprisoned from 1921 to 1923, he was elected to the legislative assembly on his release. When the commission visited Lahore on 30 October 1928, Lala Lajpat Rai led the protest against Simon Commission in a silent non-violent march, but the police responded with violence. Lala Lajpat Rai was beaten with lathis at the chest. 

He later succumbed to his injuries. Bhagat Singh, who was an eyewitness to this event, claimed that it was this act that caused him to 'vow to take revenge' against the culprits of this violence.

Medium: Pencil
Info source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lala_Lajpat_Rai


  1. Good one....the serious look on his face has come out well..and his mush too...:)

  2. Marvellous sketch with great expression. Very nicely written about Lala Lajpat Rai.
    You are welcome at my new post-

  3. You are welcome at my new posts-

  4. Wow.Lucky find for me!!
    I glanced through the many sketches and paintings.They are very nicely expressed in your deft hand.

  5. hii

    thanks a huge compliment indeed!

    thanks a ton :D

  6. I just loved all the sketches..
    Am enchanted to see some of them..
    You are a versatile and good artist..
    All The Best for your future !!

  7. nice work!!


  8. Hello A S :) Your art is WONDERFUL! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving nice feedback. I look forward to your new creations :)

    Best Wishes,

  9. hii Lady Fiona

    welcome here!!
    thanks a ton, m so glad u like it!


  10. Very, very beautiful sketch n the adjoinin write up ws very useful n kinda helps one to picture the person in the sketch..

    nice one, A S :)