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Born in January 1908 in a small village Galladher, Distt. Mardan of Punjab (now in Khyber Pakhtunwa province of Pakistan), Hari Krishan Talwar was a patriot. His father was Gurdas Ram Talwar, a rich and influential personality.When he became an adult Hari Kishan was keenly watching how the Indians were struggling with the colonial rulers to get a free land. Very much disillusioned with the oppressive British rule under the Crown, Hari Talwar became a revolutionary. The trails of Bhagat Singh and others in the Lahore conspiracy case and the trial of Ram Prasad Bismil and Asfaqulla in Kakori Conspiracy case were quite sensational that drew the Indian media as well as the global media. The long trials and the death sentences pronounced on the accused had a lasting impact on the youth . With proper training in handling gun and other fire arms, he made up his mind to shoot to death a high British official. On 22 December1930, young Hari Krishan made an attempt on Governor of Punjab Geoffrey de Montmorrency (an Angelo -Irish administrator) when he was coming out from Lahore University hall after delivering the convocation address. His shots injured him and a police officer Chanan Singh was killed. Later he was arrested and hanged on 9 June, 1931 at Mianwali jail, West Punjab (Pakistan). While in police custody, he was tortured by the jail authorities. Patriot Bhagat Singh, while in jail wrote two letters to his unnamed contact regarding Hari Kishan's trial. But the letters written in June 1931 did not reach the contact, may be they were suppressed. Bhagat Singh was not happy with defense lawyer's advice to Hari Kishnan in the trial His lawyer Sh. Asaf Ali was demanding high fees for defending revolutionaries. Hari Kishan's father stood by his son and was dragged into the picture and the police purposely framed up several cases against him. Grief-stricken and broken-hearted, he died 25 days after his son's martyrdom. It is said that one of his brothers
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Bhagat Ram Talwar was instrumental in helping Subhash Chander Bose slip away through Khyber pass in the guise of Pathan. Months later Chandra Bose took over as Supreme Commander of Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauj) in Singapore.
The shooting incident at Lahore took place as follows:
''An attempt was made to assassinate Sir Geoffrey de Montmorency, thebGovernor of Punjab, this afternoon,as he was leaving the Punjab University Hall, Lahore, after a convocation. Six shots were fired near the gate. The Governor escaped serious injury, but Sardar Chañan Singh (sub inspector of police) was shot in his
arm. It appears that when the convocation was concluded members of the University Senate and the syndicate escorted the Governor to his car. As the procession reached the gate, a youth, who appeared to be a Punjabi Hindu, whipped a revolver from his pocket and fired six shots in rapid succession. Two struck the Governor, one in the back above the left hip,and the other in the left arm. Another shot hit Sardar Singh, a police inspector, passing through his neck. Another police officer and a woman doctor were wounded. The Governor was Immediately conveyed to Government House, and the other injured persons to hospital. Singh's condition15 reported to be grave. Mr. Neal, Assistant Superintendent of Police, rushed forward, and caught one of the assailants as, it is alleged,he was in the act of firing a revolver. Another Punjabi, who dashed forward, was also overpowered. The University Hall was Immediately cleared, and police, forming a cordon, searched the building.'' (https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/21617844).