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Bhagat Singh did not confine himself to the study of books. The more he learnt about
revolution, the greater grew his desire to participate in it. Bengal, the home of
revolution, caught his attention. He established contact with the revolutionary party of
the province. The leader of the party was Sachindranath Sanyal. Every member of the party
had to accept one condition. At the call of its leader, he had to be ready to quit home
and join him. Bhagat Singh agreed.
grandmother insisted that he should get married. So a girl was chosen. A day was fixed for
the formal decision.
The day was fast approaching. But just then the leader of the revolution called him.
Bhagat Singh left home and went to Lahore. For sometime thereafter, nobody knew where he
Before leaving home, Bhagat Singh wrote a letter; he said, "The aim of my life is to
fight for India's freedom. I don't wish for worldly pleasures. At the time of my
Upanayanam (the initiation ceremony among the Hindus), my uncle had taken a sacred promise
from me; I promised to sacrifice myself for the sake of the country. Accordingly I am now
giving up my own happiness and going out to serve the country."
Bhagat Singh reached Kanpur. First he earned his bread there by selling news papers. Then
he came to know a revolutionary by name Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi. He got a job in the
office of his periodical 'The Pratap'. And he also learnt his first lessons as a
revolutionary. Revolutionaries generally change their names so that people may not know
them Bhagat Singh became Balawant Singh.
At home Bhagat Singh's parents were much worried about their son. His grand- mother, then
seriously ill, was very eager to see her grandson. His people searched for him and brought