A martyr, Ram Prasad Bismil was born in 1897 at Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He actively participated in the terrorist movement as a member of Hindustan Socialist Republican Association. He was involved in several attacks by revolutionaries of Sherganj, Bichpuri etc, and in the Kakori Mail dacoity (August 9, 1925). He was arrested and sentenced to death. His composition—Sarfaroshiki tamanna ab hamare dil mein hai; dekhana hai zor kitana bazu-e-katil mein hai— became a source of inspiration for hundreds of young men and women who continued the struggle for freedom.