Hemu Kalani

Hemu Kalani was a Sindhi revolutionary and freedom fighter:

Hemu Kalani (March 23, 1923 – January 21, 1943) was a Sindhi freedom fighter and revolutionary during the Independence Movement in India. Also known as Amar Shahid Hemu Kalani, he led the student organization, calHemu Kalaniled Swaraaj Sena with was affiliated with All India Students Federation. In his youth he persuaded people to use only Swadeshi goods, campaigned with friends to boycotting foreign goods, burned vehicles owned by the Raj and was also involved in raids. With an aim to drive the British out of India, he initiated protests and revolutionary activities.  In the 1942 Quit India movement, he joined Mahatma Gandhi.

In support Hemu Kalani made a plan to derail a train carrying European battalions sent by the British. However due to lack of tools, he wasn’t successful but instead was caught for the sabotage. To make him reveal names of conspirators, he was imprisoned and tortured, but he didn’t divulge any information. He was put on trial and then given death sentence.  He was hanged on January 21, 1943.  This brilliant student, famous nationalist and inspiring Sindhi soul held great value in the freedom struggle in India. The last words this brave son spoke were ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Inquilab Zindabad’.