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Teja Singh Sutantar

(1901 – 1973) – (Punjab)

Teja Singh Sutantar (Aged 72) was born on July 16, 1901, in Aluna, Gurdaspur, Punjab, India. He was a national revolutionary who fought for India’s independence from the British Empire and for the liberation of Punjab peasantry from feudal lords. From 1937 to 1945, he served as a Member of Punjab Legislative Assembly.

During the 1920s, he actively participated in revolutionary activities when the Ghadar Party was preparing for the second attempt to overthrow the British government. In 1924, Sutantar went to Turkey and joined the Turkish military academy to acquire military knowledge.

Sutantar was imprisoned several times, including being among the top national Communist leaders detained by the British administration in the Deoli Detention Centre in the early 1940s. He passed away on April 12, 1973.