Short Biography of ‘Lala Lajpat Rai’

Lala Lajpat Rai

‘Lala Lajpat Rai’ was born on 28 January 1865 in the Punjab state of India. His father’s name was Radha Krishan, who was a was an Urdu teacher.


Lala Lajpat Rai was a large believer in the idea of Hinduism. He joined Indian National Congress and took an active part in the freedom struggle of India. He was a great Indian freedom fighter and for this he was deported to Burma. Lala Lajpat Rai was elected President of the Congress party in the Calcutta Special Session of 1920.

Lala Lajpat Rai worked with great Energy and enthusiasm to improve education and social conditions in India. He was popularly known as ‘Punjab Kesari’ meaning the lion of Punjab also known as ‘Sher-e-Punjab’. He died on 17 November 1928 at the age of 63.