A film was released on 2 March 2012. The name was Paan Singh Tomar. The dialogues of this film may be in a native tongue, but even today, they work to bring happiness to the faces. Irrfan Khan, who is playing the lead role in the film, says, “There are rebels in the rugged, dacoits meet in Parliament”, thrills cinema lovers. One of the great features of this film with all its merits was that its story was based on real life story. That is why today we have brought for you the story of the person on whom this film is based.
Who is the real character of ‘Paan Singh Tomar’?
How did Pan Singh Tomar become a rebel from a soldier?
Pan Singh Tomar was a part of the Indian Army from 1932 to 1 October 1982. During this time, he worked on his running talent and became a seven-time national steeplechase man in the 1950s and 1960s. He also represented India in the 1952 Asian Games. In such a big question, how did a good soldier, a famous athlete become a rebel.
Actually, when Pan Singh returned to his native village after taking retirement, he became a victim of corrupt system. His family members had wrongly taken possession of his land, which he opposed. But the administration did not cooperate with him. His mother was even killed by opponents. In such a situation, Pan Singh started fighting his own fight and started taking revenge by becoming a rebel.
Policemen trembled in the name of Paan Singh!
According to a report in the magazine, MP Singh, the then DSP who had an encounter with Paan Singh, says that Pan Singh was in awe in the entire Chambal valley. He was the lion of the valley for the people. Even the policemen themselves shivered in his name. At the same time, his nephew former dacoit Balwant Singh Tomar says in one of his media interviews that his Kaka was very happy-hearted. He used to laugh and joke with everyone.
When he used to aim at someone with a gun on his shoulder, he did not miss his target. Paan Singh’s son Shivram also always said that his father was not a dacoit. They object to the use of this word. According to Shivram, his father was not a professional criminal. He was a rebel. Things did not make them strong, otherwise they would not have been rebel.
Pan Singh Tomar was killed in an encounter
Significantly, Pan Singh Tomar, who was notorious as a dacoit of Chambal Valley, was killed in a government encounter in 1981. Ten companies of BSF, 15 companies of STF and District Police worked together to catch them. In 2012, Tigmanshu Dhulia made a film on him, which became very popular.