New Delhi, Jan 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary, saying his contribution to the fight for independence would inspire people across generations.
Lala Lajpat Rai was one of the 'Lal, Bal, Pal' trio: Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal.
Born on January 28, 1865, Lala Lajpat Rai was popularly known as 'Punjab Kesari'. He led a silent march against the Simon Commission in Lahore on October 30, 1928. He was injured in a lathi-charge by police and died on November 17 that year of heart attack.