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|Died||March 31, 1997 (Assassinated)|
|Education||Jawaharlal Nehru University|
|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 and an activist of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation. 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 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.
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
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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. A documentary on his life is also available. It is titled a "A Tribute to Chandu"
- "Before Kanhaiya Came 'Chandu': A JNU President Killed 19 Years Ago". The Quint. 2016-05-14. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
- "Betrayed by Revolution The CPI (ML) hails Chandrashekhar as a martyr. But his aged mother feels her son's sacrifice was in vain". Tehelka. September 2, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
- "Three sentenced to life in Chandrasekhar murder case". The Hindu. 2012-03-25. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
- "Biopic on slain JNU leader Chandrashekhar Prasad to be revived". The Times of India. Feb 20, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
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