RAM PRASAD BISMIL: Essay

English_Master March 9, 2016 No Comments
RAM PRASAD BISMIL “Even if have to face death a thousand times for the sake of my Motherland, 1 shall not be sorry. Oh Lord! Grant me a hundred births in Bharat. But grant me this, too, that each time I may give up my life in the service of the Motherland.”   -Bismil Ram Prasad was born at Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh in 1897. His ancestors belonged to the Tomardhar area of Gwalior State. His village was situated adjacent to the British administered provinces on the banks of the river Chambal. People of the Chambal Valley are fearless, sturdy and brave. For generations several states had tried to establish their dominance over them but failed. Ram Prasad’s father Muralidhar was a simple man. He had only a little education and was employed in Shahjahanpur Municipality. He was tired of service and switched over to an independent life. He began to lend money on interest and hired out carts for his livelihood. His first son lived only for a few days and then expired. Ram Prasad was his second son and so darling of his family. In his seventh year, his father started teaching him Hindi. He was also sent to a Moulvi to learn Urdu. Later he was sent to a...
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