Chandigarh Airport renamed Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport on his 115th birth anniversary.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 28 September renamed Chandigarh International Airport as Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport on the occasion of 115th birth anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the name of Chandigarh International Airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh and paid tribute to him.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh

  • Bhagat Singh was born on 28th September 1907 in Punjab province, now in Pakistan. At the age of 23, he was hanged by the British colonial rulers.
  • Special tribute was paid to Bhagat Singh by 24 police officers in his native village Khatkar Kalan.
  • Bhagat Singh is considered one of the most powerful revolutionaries of the Indian nationalist movement. He joined various revolutionary organizations and was a prominent figure in the Indian national movement.