Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 4. Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s family members have over the years carefully preserved notes written by him in jail in late 1920s. “I am compiling a book of these notes which will soon be released by the President of India,” said Yadvinder Singh Sandhu, grandson of Bhagat Singh’s younger brother Kulbir Singh.
“The compilation work has already been done. We will publish a scanned copy of original notes on one page and text on the opposite page in the book”, said Yadvinder Singh, whose face resembles Bhagat Singh’s.
“The compilation in book form had some flaws and printing errors. We are trying to remove these to have an improved publication,” he said, speaking to mediapersons here today.
The compilation also has some exclusive childhood photos of Bhagat Singh and his immediate family. As Bhagat Singh, who was in his early 20s when he attained martyrdom in 1931, was a well-read person, he penned down his thoughts on diverse subjects in the jail. He wrote about revolution, child labour, economic and social issues and his close compatriots involved in the fight for freedom.
“Our family has original handwritten notes and other belongings, which were handed over to the martyr’s father Kishan Singh after his (Bhagat Singh’s) execution”, said Yadvinder Singh.