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Udham Singh: Actor & Revolutionary Who Avenged Jallianwala Bagh

Udham Singh was hanged in his hometown in Punjab on 31 July 1940, for assassinating Michael O’Dwyer.

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(This story was first published on 31 July 2017. It has been republished from The Quint’s archives in light of the release of the Hindi movie Sardar Udham, directed by Shoojit Sircar and based on the life Udham Singh.)

Born on 26 December 1899, Sher Singh (who would later become Udham Singh) was the man who avenged the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by assassinating Michael O’Dwyer, the then governor-general of Punjab.

He was hanged in his hometown in Punjab on 31 July 1940, for killing O’Dwyer’s.

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