Jogesh Chandra Chatterjee

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Jogesh Chandra Chatterjee (Hindi:योगेश चन्द्र चटर्जी) (1895–1969) was an Indian freedom fighter, revolutionary and member of Rajya Sabha.

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Jogesh Chandra became a member of the Anushilan Samiti.He was one of the founder members of Hindustan Republican Association (HRA) (in 1924) that later became Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.[1] He was arrested several times for revolutionary activities. He was tried in the Kakori conspiracy case in 1926 and received rigorous imprisonment for life.

He wrote two books 1) Indian Revolutionaries In Conference 2) In Search Of Freedom (as biography)

In 1937, Jogesh Chandra joined Congress Socialist party but left it very shortly and formed a new party in 1940 with a name of Revolutionary Socialist Party of which he remained the General Secretary from 1940 to 1953. He was the Vice-President of All India United Trades Union Congress (the trade union wing of RSP) from 1949 to 1953 and United Socialist Organisation for a year 1949 only.[2]

After independence, however, he returned to the Congress and became a member of the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh in 1956 and remained its member till his death in 1969.[3] He acted in a number of famous Bengali movies including Satyajit Ray's Nayak and Tapan Sinha's Galpa Holeo Satyi.

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  1. ^ Gateway of India article
  2. ^ Rajyasabha Who's Who
  3. ^ List of Rajyasabha members

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