Chandrashekhar Prasad

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Chandrashekhar Prasad
Born Chandrashekhar Prasad
Siwan, Bihar
Died March 31, 1997 (Assassinated)
Nationality Indian

Patna University

Jawaharlal Nehru University
Occupation Student
Organization All India Students Association (AISA)
Political party Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation

Chandrashekar Prasad was an Indian student leader from Jawaharlal Nehru University, a president of its students' union[1] and an activist of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation.[2] He was shot dead on March 31, 1997 by sharpshooters allegedly in the employ of the notorious political strongman and former Rashtriya Janata Dal parliamentarian, Mohd. Shahabuddin[3] while addressing street corner meetings in the north-Bihar district town of Siwan in support of a strike called by his party. His assassination led to large student protests in India.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Siwan, Bihar and had his schooling at Sainik School, Tilaiya from where he joined National Defence Academy (India) which he left soon after. He subsequently studied at Patna University before joining Jawaharlal Nehru University



A biopic on Chandrashekhar Prasad who was affectionately called "Chandu" by other students is planned. It is to be directed by Ajay Kanchan with actor Imran Zahid and will be presented by Mahesh Bhatt.[4] A documentary on his life is also available. It is titled a "A Tribute to Chandu"[1]