Name of AAPI FigureBhagat Singh Thind
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Indian American
Area of InfluenceOctober 3, 1892
Date of birth or time periodactivist, writer, philosopher
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?Bhagat Singh fought for U.S. citizenship. He was the first turbaned soldier in the US army. He was also an Indian independence activist. He was a sikh spiritual writer and philosopher.
Why did you choose this person? What about their story speaks to you?Bhagat Singh was the first turbaned Indian to fight in the US army and he is brave. I chose him because I would like be in the U.S. army one day.
How does this person inspire you?Bhagat Singh inspires me because he is brave and intelligent.
What surprised you as you were learning about this person?What surprised me about Bhagat Singh Thind is that he worked in the U.S. army.
Submitted bySanjay Lakshmanan
City, StateWinchester, MA