Gopinath Saha

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Gopinath Saha

Gopinath Saha (1906-1924) was a Bengali activist for Indian independence (from British rule) and member of the Hindustan Republican Association.[1] On 12 January 1924, he attempted to assassinate Charles Tegart, a leader in the fight against revolutionary movements[2] and the then head of the Detective Department of Calcutta Police. Saha's attempt failed as he erroneously killed Ernest Day, a white civilian who had gone there on official business.[citation needed] Saha was arrested, tried and, in March 1924, hanged.[2]

He was born in the village Baghanchra, Santipur, Dist. Nadia, West Bengal.


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  2. ^ a b Gupta, Amit Kumar. "Defying Death: Nationalist Revolutionism in India, 1897-1938". Social Scientist. 25 (9/10 Date=Sep. - Oct. 1997): 3–27. JSTOR 3517678.  (subscription required)