Sukhdev Thapar
A collage by Shrikant Apte

Sukhdev Thapar

(15 May 1907 - 23 March 1931)
Sukhdev Thapar was an Indian revolutionary. He is best known as an accomplice of Bhagat Singh and Shivaram Rajguru in the killing of a British police officer J.P. Saunders in 1928 in order to take revenge for the death of veteran leader Lala Lajpat Rai due to excessive police beating. All three were hanged in Lahore Central Jail in the evening at 7.33 pm against all norms of hanging. Sukhdev was an active member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association, being one of its most senior leaders.

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