Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Hindi film celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Madhur Bhandarkar, Lata Mangeshkar and Riteish Deshmukh on Monday paid tributes to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on their death anniversary.
The stars also thanked the revolutionaries for sacrificing their lives for the nation, calling them “true heroes then and forever”.
Born in September 1907, Bhagat Singh, one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement, was hanged on March 23, 1931 along with Rajguru and Sukhdev in Lahore.
Here’s what they tweeted about the heroes:
Rishi Kapoor: Thank you Bhagat Singh,Sukhdev Rajguru and all others. March 23rd 1931. Jai Ho!
Lata Mangeshkar: Aaj ke din Bharat Mata ke mahan Veer Saput Bhagat Singh ji, Rajguru ji aur Sukhdev ji Ko Faansi ki saza di gayi thi. Aaj hum jo Aazad Bharat mein jee rahe hai iski neev in jaise kai angeenat veero’n ki qurbaani hai. In Veeron ko main Shraddhanjali arpan karti hun, koti koti pranam karti hun. (India’s brave sons Bhagat Singh ji, Rajguru ji and Sukhdev ji were hanged today. We are living in an independent India due to sacrifices by brave souls like them. I pay tribute to such legends.)
Anupam Kher: Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev will always be my heroes. WE will eternally be indebted to them for their sacrifice. THANK YOU & JAI HO.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Tribute to the bravehearts Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. U still ignite the fire of patriotism in every indians heart.#Jaihind
Shekhar Kapur: #ShaheedBhagatSingh was just 23 when he was martyred…and was a huge inspiration to the youth to fight for India’s freedom. Do we value it?
Kailash Kher: I salute #Shaheed #BhagatSingh, #Rajguru & #Sukhdev today, the true sons of our motherland. Hope our youth finds inspiration in them.
Anubhav Sinha: Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. Thanks Sirs. Salute!
Sonu Sood: Had such fond memories of playing BHAGAT SINGH in my debut film.
Aftab Shivdasani: Remembering the sacrifices of the valiant Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru…True heroes then and forever.
Riteish Deshmukh : Heroes Forever – Bhagat Singh,Sukhdev, Rajguru. March 23rd 1931. #Salute #respect
Esha Gupta : Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev n Rajguru…The legend of the Real Heroes shall always live on.
Sidharth Shukla: #BhagatSingh #Sukhdev #Rajguru are a reminder of how youth can and should be! Sadly that point is lost on todays youth!