Professor Babbu Mann on Lala Rajpat Rai

Gone are the days of great public intellectuals in the Punjabi tradition. Whither is our Sirdar Kapur Singh to give intellectual insights, analysis, and voice to the problems of Punjab?

In contemporary Punjab, when crooks rule the halls of power in Chandigarh or even the SGPC offices in Amritsar have become the dens of thieves, we turn to another. For many in Punjab, that has become Babbu Mann.

It was Babbu Mann that caused a storm by telling the truth by merely stating that – while there was one Baba Nanak that on foot became the talk of the world, today’s so-called Babay drive around in fancy cars with red lights attached to the top (as VIPs).

Here at a recent concert at Wembley Stadium, Professor Babbu Mann corrects one of the Indian nationalists’ lies – that of Lala Lajpat Rai.

Lala Lajpat Rai is usually remembered as a ‘freedom fighter’ during struggle against British colonialism. Websites usually laud him in the following way:

In 1928, British Government decided to send Simon Commission to India to discuss constitutional reforms. The Commission had no Indian member. This greatly angered Indians. In 1929, when the Commisssion came to India there were protests all over India. Lala Lajpat Rai himself led one such procession against Simon Commission. While the procession was peaceful, British Government brutally lathicharged the procession. Lala Lajpat Rai received severe head injuries and died on November17, 1928 [link]

As Professor Mann suggests, read your history and learn how this so-called great “hero” died of a heart attack later and was hardly the martyr of Indian legend.

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For the video of ‘Ik Baba Nanak Si’ mentioned earlier in the article, click fold and watch below.

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The truth-teller, despite whatever his own short-comings, gained the praise of the people of Punjab and the disdain of a number of hypocrites.


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164 Responses to “Professor Babbu Mann on Lala Rajpat Rai”

  1. randep says:

    This tells us a lot about your intellectual predispositions Jodha. Thanks.

  2. Jodha says:

    Anytime, haha. I already know yours!

  3. randep says:

    This tells us a lot about your intellectual predispositions Jodha. Thanks.

  4. Jodha says:

    Anytime, haha. I already know yours!

  5. Rajinder Singh Virk says:

    According to records the train carrying the members never arrived on the platform of lahore rly station.Instead the train was stopped about 2/2.5 miles outside the station and members of the simon commission were taken to govt.rest house by cars.There was no lathicharge all that happened was,capt.Scott the top cop was waving his cane and telling people to disperse as there were no members of simon commission.As he was waving the tip of his cane touched the pointed tip of lalaji's open umbrella thats all that happened.Lalaji was a cardiac patient long before this incident.At his funeral,being exorted by sarla devi from calcutta bhagat singh and his companians vowed revenge,and in the process killed lt.Sanders and hc. Channan singh and the rest is history.

  6. Rajinder Singh Virk says:

    According to records the train carrying the members never arrived on the platform of lahore rly station.Instead the train was stopped about 2/2.5 miles outside the station and members of the simon commission were taken to govt.rest house by cars.There was no lathicharge all that happened was,capt.Scott the top cop was waving his cane and telling people to disperse as there were no members of simon commission.As he was waving the tip of his cane touched the pointed tip of lalaji's open umbrella thats all that happened.Lalaji was a cardiac patient long before this incident.At his funeral,being exorted by sarla devi from calcutta bhagat singh and his companians vowed revenge,and in the process killed lt.Sanders and hc. Channan singh and the rest is history.

  7. bhai says:

    Same can be asked of you

  8. bhai says:

    Same can be asked of you

  9. sarabjit says:

    babbu mann is telling us the true story we should appreciate him we all shoud know that everthing in history is not true most of the writers write in the side that they like

  10. meet says:

    babbu maan is a great singer we should learn something from him bcoz we r not arrow we should make our directions ourself so that we can find what is right or wrong .at last i want to say that babbu mann u r great pick it up we r with u

  11. sarabjit says:

    babbu mann is telling us the true story we should appreciate him we all shoud know that everthing in history is not true most of the writers write in the side that they like

  12. meet says:

    babbu maan is a great singer we should learn something from him bcoz we r not arrow we should make our directions ourself so that we can find what is right or wrong .at last i want to say that babbu mann u r great pick it up we r with u

  13. Guest says:

    Simon Commission eye witness account in Sachi Sakhi by Kapur Singh pages 114-7.

  14. Guest says:

    Simon Commission eye witness account in Sachi Sakhi by Kapur Singh pages 114-7.

  15. Sukhdeep Singh says:

    Doesn't matter how lala lajpat died, remember what he was, a member of vishav Hindu mahasabha, a party wished to divide the peole on base of religion, he was nothing more than Narinder modi with lesser powers, a national shame.

  16. Sukhdeep Singh says:

    Doesn’t matter how lala lajpat died, remember what he was, a member of vishav Hindu mahasabha, a party wished to divide the peole on base of religion, he was nothing more than Narinder modi with lesser powers, a national shame.

  17. aman says:

    you people are all fooled by babbu maan's words …..lala lajpat rai will be counted as a martyr even if died of cardiac arrest, because he was participating in freedom movementwell known of his health condition..he got himself involved in the movement and died on duty of his motherland

  18. aman says:

    you people are all fooled by babbu maan's words …..lala lajpat rai will be counted as a martyr even if died of cardiac arrest, because he was participating in freedom movementwell known of his health condition..he got himself involved in the movement and died on duty of his motherland

  19. Sukhdeep Singh says:

    Haanji sher ji u r talking abt Hindu parties, there r examples of it in all times of being communal, u know the history of babari maszid? Why it came there….? Hindus have always communal people in them,and one of example is you yourself ,,,, u just called karimul a Muslim .,is there anything wrong for being a Muslim? I am a Sikh and thankful to them… They helped us in hard times…. If there were no Muslim who knows there was Khalsa panth or not? They r never backstabbers….. U know who r?

  20. Sukhdeep Singh says:

    Haanji sher ji u r talking abt Hindu parties, there r examples of it in all times of being communal, u know the history of babari maszid? Why it came there….? Hindus have always communal people in them,and one of example is you yourself ,,,, u just called karimul a Muslim .,is there anything wrong for being a Muslim? I am a Sikh and thankful to them… They helped us in hard times…. If there were no Muslim who knows there was Khalsa panth or not? They r never backstabbers….. U know who r?

  21. Sukhdeep Singh says:

    First SGPC is not running a parallel govt it is a religious body and is to run gurudwaras etc nothing is associated with it like rioting etc, can u give any example of any statement or act which challenged or anticipated the internal matters of other religion?
    Second I have never heard any govt organized killings of minorities in so called neighbouring country…. And sikhs in pak r merely .3-4 %or so there and they have their own psgpc…..
    About vishav hindu mahasabha it was just like today's vhp or rss or shivsena or bjp etc all terrorist organisations if not u tell y?
    Abt muslims helping us the biggest examples is nabi khan and gani khan, when guruji himself have forgave mugals for their deeds who r v or u to hate them, and abt karimul he may b an Hindu with agenda or may b a Sikh? I have no problem with any particular religion….. Y only u ppl have

  22. Gulzar says:

    Yaar ki Desh di Ajadi vaste Laria oh chahe sikh si jan hindu, is na ki farak penda, si to oh Bharat Ma da Lal, Pata nahin asin Hindusani kadon samjhange je asin bharat wasi pehlan baki sab bad diyan gallan ne

  23. amani says:

    well im with babbu mann oh jo bi khenda hamesha sach hi hunda ….and we all know tht so hip hip hurreh for babbu mann

  24. Sukhdeep Singh says:

    First SGPC is not running a parallel govt it is a religious body and is to run gurudwaras etc nothing is associated with it like rioting etc, can u give any example of any statement or act which challenged or anticipated the internal matters of other religion?
    Second I have never heard any govt organized killings of minorities in so called neighbouring country…. And sikhs in pak r merely .3-4 %or so there and they have their own psgpc…..
    About vishav hindu mahasabha it was just like today’s vhp or rss or shivsena or bjp etc all terrorist organisations if not u tell y?
    Abt muslims helping us the biggest examples is nabi khan and gani khan, when guruji himself have forgave mugals for their deeds who r v or u to hate them, and abt karimul he may b an Hindu with agenda or may b a Sikh? I have no problem with any particular religion….. Y only u ppl have

  25. Gulzar says:

    Yaar ki Desh di Ajadi vaste Laria oh chahe sikh si jan hindu, is na ki farak penda, si to oh Bharat Ma da Lal, Pata nahin asin Hindusani kadon samjhange je asin bharat wasi pehlan baki sab bad diyan gallan ne

  26. amani says:

    well im with babbu mann oh jo bi khenda hamesha sach hi hunda ….and we all know tht so hip hip hurreh for babbu mann

  27. Sukhdeep Singh says:

    I know history..,,. Read many books from gurudwara paathi yea he too…… And u mean we should learn history from people who have no history????? guru Gobind singh helped bahadur shah s/o Aurangzeb ….. And that's after forgiving mugals for their deeds….and why should we ppl ask any Hindu opinion for our relation with other religions we never interfere with yours they WTF is problem with u ppl?????

  28. Sukhdeep Singh says:

    I know history..,,. Read many books from gurudwara paathi yea he too…… And u mean we should learn history from people who have no history????? guru Gobind singh helped bahadur shah s/o Aurangzeb ….. And that’s after forgiving mugals for their deeds….and why should we ppl ask any Hindu opinion for our relation with other religions we never interfere with yours they WTF is problem with u ppl?????

  29. Sukhdeep Singh says:

    17000+innocents killed in June 84, 30000 in nov 84 , 20000 in dec 92, 15000 in feb 2002 no case registerd no justice
    not JUST remembering
    about kanishka RAWs involvement was never ruled out

  30. Sukhdeep Singh says:

    17000+innocents killed in June 84, 30000 in nov 84 , 20000 in dec 92, 15000 in feb 2002 no case registerd no justice
    not JUST remembering
    about kanishka RAWs involvement was never ruled out

  31. Rajinder Singh Virk says:

    Neither raw or bagri/malik and others were responsible for it.The kanishka story is so simple,that if it ever came out it will,reveal the ineptitude of the canadian investigators,the false bravado of sikh terrorists and the greed/corruption of air-india.

  32. Rajinder Singh Virk says:

    Neither raw or bagri/malik and others were responsible for it.The kanishka story is so simple,that if it ever came out it will,reveal the ineptitude of the canadian investigators,the false bravado of sikh terrorists and the greed/corruption of air-india.

  33. sukhjeet khalsa says:

    eh kanjar nu koi daang nhi wjji c.eh ta tara singh ne sikha de naam te lut k lyande rupaya de hisab den di gall sun k is di ma mar gyi c.vadde ajadi de soorme

  34. sukhjeet khalsa says:

    eh kanjar nu koi daang nhi wjji c.eh ta tara singh ne sikha de naam te lut k lyande rupaya de hisab den di gall sun k is di ma mar gyi c.vadde ajadi de soorme

  35. SDhal says:

    This was the last straw… Goodbye Langar Hall. Ive seen this progression from a blog about sikh issues in the diaspora, and at home- to straight Anti- India everything.

    I'm not a nationalist, and quite frankly could care less about involving my time and mental power into issues of nationalism/ ego. Actually I pretty much have distain for every nation state.

    But the langar hall is another entity in the youth's mind today that promotes the same prejudice that we fell victim to as sikhs.

    This post is not inregards to Lala Lajpat Rai ( I find the idiotic assumption by Babbu Mann and the author of this blog- that your contribution to gaining independence from tyranny should be based directly on how "bad-ass" you die. Even if he did die of a heart attack.. your point is…") but this post is inregards to an overwhelming identity of this blog to promote its own settle prejudice.

    This is know as the "progressive sikh blog". HA!!! There is nothing progressive about hate mongering, no matter how subtle it is.

    Goodbye.

  36. SDhal says:

    This was the last straw… Goodbye Langar Hall. Ive seen this progression from a blog about sikh issues in the diaspora, and at home- to straight Anti- India everything.

    I'm not a nationalist, and quite frankly could care less about involving my time and mental power into issues of nationalism/ ego. Actually I pretty much have distain for every nation state.

    But the langar hall is another entity in the youth's mind today that promotes the same prejudice that we fell victim to as sikhs.

    This post is not inregards to Lala Lajpat Rai ( I find the idiotic assumption by Babbu Mann and the author of this blog- that your contribution to gaining independence from tyranny should be based directly on how "bad-ass" you die. Even if he did die of a heart attack.. your point is…") but this post is inregards to an overwhelming identity of this blog to promote its own settle prejudice.

    This is know as the "progressive sikh blog". HA!!! There is nothing progressive about hate mongering, no matter how subtle it is.

    Goodbye.

  37. Sikh_soldier says:

    I always been admirer of Babbu mann but it does not mean i should support him for all his actions/lyrics and foolish commentries on live shows bcoz i got my own conscience and babbu maan showed that he dont have his own coscience if any one gives him any book without doing any search on the facts he will sing in his live conserts (recently he mentioned in his apology that he did nt write any lines he jst read these from some book published by SGPC – Sachi Sakhi and sung in his live consert) WHAT A JOKE rather i say a fool.' Babbu Mann' no one can become intellectual reading a single book as its a very old say A little knowledge is dangerous.

  38. Sikh_soldier says:

    At the end i wouldl say i salute every individual who even took a single step to contribute for India's independence and Lala Laj Pat Rai had a very important role as he took stand agaist simon commission. So i request all readers and my fellows to use your own brains as we dont need Babbu Mann's AUTHENTICATION for our Martyrs. If we will not react this time next time he will comment on other Freedom fighters based on his little knowledge.

    no doubt I appreciate his few writings.. but i dont think so with his current attitude he will go for long..

    Guru Fateh…

  39. Sikh_soldier says:

    I always been admirer of Babbu mann but it does not mean i should support him for all his actions/lyrics and foolish commentries on live shows bcoz i got my own conscience and babbu maan showed that he dont have his own coscience if any one gives him any book without doing any search on the facts he will sing in his live conserts (recently he mentioned in his apology that he did nt write any lines he jst read these from some book published by SGPC – Sachi Sakhi and sung in his live consert) WHAT A JOKE rather i say a fool.' Babbu Mann' no one can become intellectual reading a single book as its a very old say A little knowledge is dangerous.

  40. Sikh_soldier says:

    At the end i wouldl say i salute every individual who even took a single step to contribute for India's independence and Lala Laj Pat Rai had a very important role as he took stand agaist simon commission. So i request all readers and my fellows to use your own brains as we dont need Babbu Mann's AUTHENTICATION for our Martyrs. If we will not react this time next time he will comment on other Freedom fighters based on his little knowledge.

    no doubt I appreciate his few writings.. but i dont think so with his current attitude he will go for long..

    Guru Fateh…

  41. ajaya says:

    babbu man is rite thts what happend on tht day i was thr lala got hart atack and he fanted and then we took himm to hospital every one strt saying he got lathe charge i sed them no but thtr wer few mans those hum me down wht can i say doctors sed its heart attack yarr

  42. ajaya says:

    babbu man is rite thts what happend on tht day i was thr lala got hart atack and he fanted and then we took himm to hospital every one strt saying he got lathe charge i sed them no but thtr wer few mans those hum me down wht can i say doctors sed its heart attack yarr

  43. amandeep says:

    Hi everyone, first of all, I must admit that I do not have much knowledge about history. But by listening all this, I must say that whatever was the cause of Lala Lajpat Rai's death, he was there with the purpose to fight for his country. And mind it, he was not given any money by someone to be there. It was his wish to participate.

  44. aman says:

    I have a question for you all….anyone of u can tell when someone gets heart attack, I mean, is there any specific date or time? If not, then this is what heppened to Lal Lajpat rai, His purpose was to fight for his country and while performing his duty, his body left him supportless and he got heart attack. So, what matters? His determination or failure of his body part?
    And, I personally admit that I really do not have courage to die for my country, there are really less people like him and we should respect it. If one book says the truth and what about those 1000 books which have different story? We accept as truth what entertain us more. And it was Shaheed Bhagat Singh Ji who decided to take revenge. A Man with beard and moustaches as commented by Babbu Mann for Lala Lajpat Rai?

    Is this really necessary to have beard and moustaches to be a real courgeaous man?

  45. amandeep says:

    Hi everyone, first of all, I must admit that I do not have much knowledge about history. But by listening all this, I must say that whatever was the cause of Lala Lajpat Rai's death, he was there with the purpose to fight for his country. And mind it, he was not given any money by someone to be there. It was his wish to participate.

  46. aman says:

    I have a question for you all….anyone of u can tell when someone gets heart attack, I mean, is there any specific date or time? If not, then this is what heppened to Lal Lajpat rai, His purpose was to fight for his country and while performing his duty, his body left him supportless and he got heart attack. So, what matters? His determination or failure of his body part?
    And, I personally admit that I really do not have courage to die for my country, there are really less people like him and we should respect it. If one book says the truth and what about those 1000 books which have different story? We accept as truth what entertain us more. And it was Shaheed Bhagat Singh Ji who decided to take revenge. A Man with beard and moustaches as commented by Babbu Mann for Lala Lajpat Rai?

    Is this really necessary to have beard and moustaches to be a real courgeaous man?

  47. Preet Mavi says:

    sher i think u r only a student…..not a sikh…..if its true..then i can say ur statements r little true…..coz u can understand sum things without having jazzbaa abt that….and about lala g………he was a fake politician……nothing else….everything is going against him….not only the reason of his death but many more things r saying that he was fake,,,,..witness-=sardar kapoor singh,,,,policeman named scott…and my family member[my grandfather]

  48. voiceofpunjab says:

    lALA LAJPAT RAY was father of modern Punjab.He was founder of Natnal college Lhore,DAV,PUNJAB National bank,AITCUI,THE TRUEBUNE

  49. Doux reseach!Thank you.Do you mind if I try to ask you a thing?Is the blog established with wordpress blogs?Greatly obliged!

  50. major singh says:

    religion is created by man not by god, so all the human beings are one and all and equal ,only the one of sort sighted brain say such things. religions are subject to change but not the humanity.nirankaris ,radhaswami,ram rahim are the originally sikhs and sikhs are originaly hindus, and hindus are originally aryans and they were having shantoism, judaism and confusciousism religions so better dont do cruelity towards humanity on the name of religion
    lets all become first human being then rest of every thing
    or of any religion

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