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.