Udham Singh – A short Biographical Sketch. Udham Singh was one of the great patriots of India, with a burning desire to see his motherland free from the. Udham Singh, a revolutionary nationalist, was born Sher Singh on 26 December , at Sunam, in the then princely state of Patiala. His father, Tahal Singh. Udham Singh born as Sher Singh was an Indian Revolutionary famous for assassinating Sir Michael O’Dwyer.

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Udham Singh was one of the great patriots of India, with a burning desire to see his motherland free from the clutches of British colonialism and imperialism. According to British records, he was born at Sunam Village, Patiala State, on 23 Augustand was known at various stages in his relatively short life by the following names: Being orphaned at the age of three, he was brought up in the Sikh orphanage attached to Khalsa College, Amritsar.

Re was issued with a passport on 20 March in Lahore in the name of Udham Singh. This is how the report runs: The two sailed for the United States via Mexico.

Udham Singh

He worked for two years in California and for some months in Detroit and Chicago, whence he moved to East Biogdaphy York where he lived for five years. Thereafter he shipped for voyages in various vessels of the US Shipping Line according to his own account as a Porto Rican, because no Indians were allowed to be employed on US vessels.


After another few months in the USA, he took employment on vessels plying to most of the Mediterranean ports and thereafter secured employment on the S. Jalapa as a carpenter. He arrived in this vessel at Karachi in July,and deserted from her in Calcutta.

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While in America he appears to have come under the influence of Ghadr Party [Party of Revolt] and to have been affected by its teaching. He used to read seditious literature published by this party. On 27 July he was fined at Karachi for having in his possession a large number of obscene postcards. On 30 August he was arrested at Amritsar as it was suspected that he was in possession of unlicensed Arms.

Two revolvers, one pistol, a quantity of ammunition and copies of the prohibited paper, Ghadr-i-Gunj [Voice of Revolt], were recovered from him. He was prosecuted under section 20 of the Arms Biotraphy and was sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment. He stated that he had intended to murder Europeans who were ruling over Indians and that he fully sympathised with the Bolsheviks, as their object was to liberate India from foreign control.

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He was released from gaol on 23 October He visited his village for a short time in and then proceeded to London where in he was known to be living at 9 Alder Street, Commercial Road. On 5 Julyas Udham Singh, he applied in London for endorsements to his passport no. There is, however, evidence to show that he had been pursuing the calling of a peddler.


He bigoraphy that he wished to travel by motor-cycle via Germany, Belgium oof Poland to Russia, across Russia to Odessa, where he would take ship for Constantinople en route for India. This was considered rather strange, in view eingh the fact he had recently broken his arm, but as he had not at that time been identified as an Indian of extremist views no objections could be raised.

The application was granted. In view of the fact that he had not asked for these at the time of his application in London four days earlier, he was informed that his case would have biograohy be referred to London, where upon he withdrew his application. On 25 June he was reported as arriving in London from Leningrad, and in the following November it was reported that he was living with a white woman in the West End of London and was working at intervals on crowd scenes at film studios.

On several occasions he is reported to have expressed extreme views and he is known to have boasted that he had smuggled arms into India. The Jury disagreed at the first trial and he was isngh at the second trial. His address was given as: A further record of antecedents was supplied by the prisoner to Detective Sergeant Lisney and this is also attached.