Shivaram Rajguru (August 24, 1908 – March 23, 1932) was an Indian revolutionary born in Rajgurunagar, Khed, near Pune in Maharashtra. He admired Chhatrapati Shivaji greatly for his guerrilla war tactics. He was known mainly for being involved in the British police officer J.P. Saunder’s assassination in 1928, at Lahore. Shivaram Rajguru became a colleague of Sukhdev and Bhagat Singh and took part in assassination. He was an HSRA – Hindustan Socialist Republican Association – member. By any means possible, he wanted India to be free from the British rulers. He was of the belief that far more effective against the British was ferocity against oppression.
Shivaram Rajguru did not prefer Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent civil disobedience against the British. He was of the belief that Gandhi’s methods were not very effective. Main aim of the assassinating the officer was avenging death of Lala Lajpat Rai, a beloved Indian leader, during a protest march against the Simon Commission. Under the 1930 introduced, provision of a resolution, all the three along with 21 other co-conspirators were tried, convicted and hanged in Lahore, Pakistan on March 23, 1932. Cremation of the three was done at Ferozepur, District Punjab, at the Sutlej river banks at Hussainiwala.