Akshay Kumar Pays Tribute to Sikh Martyrs on Saragarhi Day

Akshay Kumar on Thursday took to Instagram to pay tribute to a special historical event. He shared a photo of 21 Sikhs who fought against 10,000 Afghan tribesmen on 12 September which also happens to be Saragarhi Day.

He wrote, “My tributes to the bravehearts of the 36th Sikh Regiment, 21 Against 10,000...a sacrifice which will forever be etched in the pages of history and our hearts #SaragarhiDay”

Earlier this year, Akshay starred in Kesari, which is based on the historic battle of Saragarhi.

The Battle of Saragarhi was fought before the Tirah Campaign of September 1897 between the British Indian Empire and Afghan tribesmen. It took place in the North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan).

Randeep Hooda also took to social media to share a tributary post. He posted a photo of himself in a Sikh avatar and wrote, “21 #Sikhs vs 10,000..1897..it was a certain inevitable death but the decision to take a stand inspite of the odds and not show their backs to the enemy marks this 6.5 hrs battle as one of the greatest last stands..Boleeeeeeeeeee sooo nihala..Saaaaaatsriakaaalaaa #Waheguru ji ka #Khalsa .. Waheguru ji ki Fateh #SaragarhiDay #BattleOfSaragarhi

Actor Randeep Hooda, whose film on the same topic was shelved, had reportedly said he had immersed himself in Sikhism for the film.

Also Read: ‘Kesari’: Why Take Every Historical Film As ‘Revisionist’?

. Read more on Celebrities by The Quint.RSS & BJP’s Nehru-Netaji ‘Cosplay’: Irony Dies a Thousand DeathsAkshay Kumar Pays Tribute to Sikh Martyrs on Saragarhi Day . Read more on Celebrities by The Quint.