Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Khudiram Bose Birth Place, East Midnapore

Khudiram Bose Birth Place

Khudiram Bose (3 December 1889 - 19 August 1908) was a Bengali Indian freedom fighter, one of the youngest revolutionaries early in the Indian independence movement.

Bose was born on December 3, 1889 in the village Mohobony in East Midnapore district of Bengal. His father Trailokyanath Basu was the revenue agent of the town of the Nadazol prince. His mother Lakshmipriya Devi was a pious lady, who was well known for her virtuous life and generosity.

Mujaffarpur killing:

Khudiram and Prafulla Chaki were sent to Muzaffarpur, Bihar to assassinate Kingsford, the Calcutta Presidency Magistrate, and later, magistrate of Muzaffarpur, Bihar.

Khudiram and Prafulla watched the usual movements of Kingsford and prepared a plan to kill him. On the evening of April 30, 1908, the duo waited in front of the gate of the European Club for the carriage of Kingsford to come. When a vehicle came out of the gate, they threw bombs and blew up the carriage. However, the vehicle was not carrying Kingsford and instead two British ladies - Mrs and Miss Kennedy (the wife and daughter of barrister Pringle Kennedy) were killed. The revolutionary duo fled. Prafulla committed suicide when cornered by police at the Samastipur Railway station. Khudiram was later arrested about 20 km from Samastipur at a distance of 12 km from Pusa Bazaar where Rajendra Agricultural University was first established. The railway station where Khudiram was arrested while having tea was earlier known as Pusa Road and recently has been renamed as Khudiram Pusa .He was the first youngest freedom fighter.


On this Muzaffarpur bombing and other charges of bombings carried out by him, a pretense of trial was carried out for two months. Although the leading Calcutta advocate Narendra Kumar Basu mounted a stout defense of Khudiram's actions in defense of his motherland (without charging any fees), Khudiram was sentenced to death. The sentence was carried out, and he was hanged on August 19, 1908. But the one thing that surprised everyone was that as he was hanged he was still smiling.

Khudiram Bose Memorial Park at his Birth Place

1 comment:

Sanjay Ghosh said...

dear blogger ,firstof of all i congr atulate you for such a blog on national hero of indian fredom struggle khudiram bose . but there is a minor mistake khudirams martyrdom took place on 11th august not 19th as written here. please correct the information. sanjay ghosh
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