Sohan Lai Pathak, a primary school teacher in Punjab, was an associate of Lala Lajpat Rai. He took a keen interest in revolutionary activities and resigned from his job after he was asked to sever his contacts with Lala Lajpat Rai. He became the joint editor of Bande Mataram, an Urdu journal. In 1914, he went to the US to join the Ghadr Party. He was given the task of instigating the Indian soldiers in the British army stationed at Burma, Singapore and Malaya for an armed revolt against the British. The Indian soldiers in Singapore put up a revolt in March 1915. However, the revolt was brutally suppressed. Sohan Lai was arrested in 1915 in Burma, where he was trying to organise an uprising. He was tried and sentenced to death. He died on the gallows in Mandalayjail (Burma) on February 10, 1916.