A young and courageous revolutionary, Bhagat Singh was a Sikh jat born in the district of Lyallpur in pre-independent Punjab. In 1925, he became involved with the Hindustan Socialist Republican Army and became one of its leading fighters. He started the militant Naujawan Bharat Sabha in Punjab. Angered at the death of Lala Lajpat Rai during an agitation against the British, he killed Saunders in 1928. He played the major role in the Lahore conspiracy. On April 8, 1928 he bombed the Central Legislative Assembly and gave himself up. His execution was carried out on March 23,1931.