About Col. Prem Sehgal
Colonel Prem Kumar Sahgal (25 March 1917- 17 October 1992) was an officer of the Indian National Army of Subhas Chandra Bose which fought with arms against the British imperial rule in undivided India. He, as the commander of the 2nd Division, led the 2nd Infantry regiment at Popa against Messervy's 17th Indian Division during the latter half of the Burma Campaign. Sehgal was later tried at Red Fort along with three other fellow-officers for treason, a trial that became famous all over India in 1946. Prior to joining the Indian National Army, Sehgal was a Commissioned officer of the British Indian Army and fought against Japanese forces in Malaya. Prem Sahgal, as a Captain in the 2/10th Baluch Regiment, served with distinction throughout the Malayan Campaign before being made a Prisoner of War in 1942. According to his daughter Subhashini Ali, Sehgal was an atheist.
Colonel Prem Kumar Sahgal married Lakshmi Sahgal in March 1947 in Lahore. Their daughter Subhashini Ali is a leader of the All India Democratic Women's Association politically affiliated to the Communist Party of India (Marxist).