Ajit Singh was younger brother of Sardar Kishan Singh and uncle to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the visionary and revolutionary thinker. He was an inspiration for his nephew Bhagat Singh.⁣

He enrolled for law at Bareilly College, Lahore. During this period he became intensely involved in the Indian freedom movement and left his law studies.⁣

He was an early protester in the Punjab region of India who challenged British rule, and openly criticized the Indian colonial government.⁣

Sardar Ajit Singh was the hero of “Pagri Sambhal Jatta” movement. The “Pagri Sambhal Jatta” movement had spread far beyond the peasants to engulf the army. ⁣

In May 1907, With Lala Lajpat Rai, he was exiled to Mandalay in Burma. Due to great public pressure and apprehension of unrest in the Indian Army, the bills of exile were withdrawn and both men were released in November 1907.⁣

After his release, he fled to Iran, rapidly developed as a centre for revolutionary activities by groups led by Sardar Ajit Singh and Sufi Amba Prasad who had worked there since 1909. From there, he traveled to Rome, Geneva, Paris, and Rio de Janeiro.⁣

In 1918, he came in close contact with the Ghadar Party in San Francisco. In 1939, he returned to Europe and later on helped Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in his mission in Italy. ⁣

In 1946, he came back to India at the invitation of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. After spending some time in Delhi, he went to Dalhousie .⁣

On 15 August 1947 he uttered his last breath; On this date India got its Independence. His last words were, “Thank God, my mission is fulfilled.”⁣

A samadhi in his memory is at Panjpula, a popular and scenic picnic spot in Dalhousie.⁣