Freedom fighter was reportedly lodged in a section of the building that houses the DU V-C’s office

The Delhi University’s British era building, which is the Vice-Chancellor’s office, will soon throw open the section where freedom fighter Bhagat Singh was lodged before he was hanged.
The new DU Vice-Chancellor, Yogesh Tyagi, has decided to turn this section into a library-cum-memorial, which will initially be accessible to DU students. It will later be opened for public.
The revolutionary leader was lodged in a basement of the building, the Vice-Regal Lodge of the colonial era. So far, the section had remained locked up with just a picture of his and a cot on which he supposedly slept. The university has, in fact, gathered all writings by Bhagat Singh and all available literature on him for the library. The DU also plans to observe Martyr’s day on Wednesday to commemorate the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. The section will be declared opened on this day.
“When I joined as the V-C, the first thing that someone told me is that I am going to be sitting in a building in which Bhagat Singh was jailed. On my first day of joining, I went to the basement and saw the place. It gave me a sense of being transported back to history, which is why I decided that it should be turned into a memorial where people can find all the literature available on the freedom fighter,” V-C Yogesh Tyagi told The Hindu .
“We have collected many books on him and are in the process of collecting more. I have told people in the Central Library here also to maintain a bibliography on the literature available,” Mr. Tyagi added.
The Vice-Chancellor added that at present they have plans to open the place for students on select days. Later, it will be opened for the public.
A statement by the university in this regard read: “In commemorating Martyr’s Day on March 23, the University of Delhi aspires to make everyone learn from the lives of Bhagat Singh and his associates”.