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Kishori Lal

Central Delhi, Delhi

June 21, 2024 to June 21, 2026

Kishori Lal, born in 1921 in Delhi to Ram Swarup, received his basic education locally. He became an active participant in the Quit India Movement of 1942, a pivotal campaign in India's struggle for independence from British rule. Initiated by Mahatma Gandhi, this movement called for an immediate end to British occupation and mobilized millions across the country in non-violent protests.

Responding to Gandhi's call, Kishori Lal demonstrated immense courage and patriotism by joining various activities and protests aimed at expelling British authorities. His dedication embodied the spirit of the movement, which sought freedom through civil disobedience and non-violent resistance.

In August 1942, during one of the confrontations between protesters and colonial police in Delhi, Kishori Lal was tragically shot by the police. This incident highlighted the brutal measures used by the British to suppress the independence movement. Despite such violent crackdowns, the resolve of Indian nationalists like Kishori Lal remained unwavering.

Kishori Lal succumbed to his injuries, becoming a martyr for India’s independence. His sacrifice underscores the high cost at which freedom was eventually achieved. The story of Kishori Lal and countless others who laid down their lives during the Quit India Movement continues to inspire generations, serving as a poignant reminder of the price of liberty and the enduring spirit of resistance against oppression.

Details mentioned in ‘Who’s Who of Indian Martyrs’, Volume I, published by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Govt. of India.

Source: Tajveer Singh, Contributor for CCRT.