Durga Devi Vohra: ‘Wife’ of Bhagat Singh
Lahore was all abuzz that December. Some young men, it seemed, had shot dead a British police officer called John Saunders, and escaped. There were policemen everywhere, looking for these men whose descriptions they had. One of the accused they were looking for was a bearded, turbaned young man. History will remember him as Bhagat Singh, one of the most prominent revolutionaries of India’s Independence movement.
A couple of days later, the railway station was still awash in khaki and the young family that sauntered into the station did not pique the interest of the police. The handsome, clean-shaven young man, dressed sharply in a suit and hat, was accompanied by his pretty young wife who walked two steps behind him, holding their cherubic young son.