September 29, 2014 | By Parmjeet Singh
Toronto, Canada: Parkash Kaur, the younger sister of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, died in Canada. She was 96 and was living in Toronto. She was the only surviving member of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s immediate family.
Her son-in-law Harbhajan Dingh Dhatt, who lives near Hoshiarpur in Punjab, said Mata Parkash Kaur passed away late Sunday (Sept. 28, 2014).
Parkash Kaur, in recent years, had pursued the case of the killing of Kuljit Singh Dhatt, brother of her son-in-law, by Punjab Police in a fake encounter. The police officers involved were, earlier this year, convicted by a court after 25 years but they were granted only marginal punishment of 5 years imprisonment.
Bhagat Singh has been one of the most influential revolutionaries in the Indian independence movement against the British rule. He was awarded capital punishment for killing a British police officer in Lahore in 1928. He was hanged to death in March 1931.
The 107th birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh was celebrated on September 28.
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