Lala Lajpat Rai was one of those outstanding personalities whose struggle to bring freedom to India is a permanent source of inspiration for years to come. Popularly called as the Lion of Punjab, he led a battle against the British Rule who had invaded the country and had established their never ending regime.
Lajpat Rai was born on 28th Jan, 1865 at a village named Dhudike in Ferozpur District of Punjab.
His father, Munshi Radha Krishan was a great Scholar of Persian and Urdu. Lalaji's mother, Gulab Devi, was a great source of inspiration. Lalaji was brought up in a family background that allowed freedom of having different faiths and beliefs.
Since childhood he had a desire to serve his country and its people, and therefore took a pledge to free the country from the shackles of foreign rule.
His activities were multifarious. He was an ardent social reformer. He founded the Indian Home Rule League of America in October 1917, in New York and, a year later, he also set up, with himself as Director, the "Indian Information Bureau" in New York to serve as a Publicity Organisation for India. Lala Lajpat Rai returned to India on Feb.20, 1920 as a great hero.
He plunged into Gandhi's non-cooperation movement, which in Punjab, under Lajpat Rai's leadership spread like a wildfire in the province, and he soon came to be known as "The Lion of Punjab". He travelled far and wide in India and his eloquence brought hundreds to the congress fold.
Lalaji injected new life in his countrymen. Lalaji's pen and tongue were equally forceful. They swayed those they aimed to reach. He was a crusader, who knew no fear and championed every worthy cause with all the passion of his soul. He took great interest in India's economic regeneration.
His love for service was insatiable. He founded educational institutions. He befriended the suppressed classes. In the political field he was indispensable. He was fearless in the expression of his views.
Lala Lajpat Rai's supreme sacrifice came when he led a procession in Lahore on Oct.30, 1928 to boycott the Simon Commission. The procession was sought to be broken up by the police and Lajpat Rai received lathi blows on his chest and he passed away on November 17, 1928.
Lala Lajpat Rai's death brought a close to a long career of his distinguished public service. Among the numerous tributes one came from Mahatma Gandhi. Writing in Young India, he aptly said, "Men like Lalaji cannot die so long as the sun shines in the Indian sky." Lajpat Rai left a rich legacy for his countrymen.
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A group of philanthropists came together and started on a odyssey to provide world class education in the very heart of Mumbai. A Trust was formed and named after Lala Lajpat Rai, the great freedom fighter, social reformer and an educationist.
The Trust was established to promote educational activities that were dear to Lalaji's heart.
Establishment of the Trust and other educational institutions by few Punjabi philanthropists in Mumbai was a true homage to the worthy son of India - The Late Lala Lajpatrai.