Keshab Chakravarthy

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Keshab Chakravarty (Keshab Chakravarty) was an Indian freedom fighter and one of the youth involved in the Kakori train robbery.[1]

Early life[edit]

Keshab Chakravarthy is a name of a secret warrior who was a student in Culcutta Medical College. Secret Warrior is close ally of Sham Sundar Chakravarthy who was an active member of Anusheelan samiti. Ram Prasad Bismil remembered Keshab Chakravarthy as his close ally and he was having hopes on Keshab Chakravarthy as the new ray of Hope for India.[2] Many Historians co relate Keshav Rao Baliram Hedgewar as Keshab Chakravarthy.

Freedom struggle and Kakori Train Robbery[edit]

Also see Kakori Train Robbery

Keshab was a prominent Indian revolutionary belonging to Hindustan Republican Association (HRA, became the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association or HSRA in 1928) that was created to carry out revolutionary activities against the British Empire in India.[3]

Keshab was a part of a group of young freedom fighters, along with Chandrashekhar Azad, Ashfaqullah Khan and Ram Prasad Bismil. To fund their need to buy guns for the revolution, they decided to rob the money belonging to the erstwhile British Indian government and transported by the guards compartment in trains.[4]

On 9 August 1925, a group of 10 of them, including Keshab robbed a train at the railway station of Kakori, Uttar Pradesh.[5] Though they escaped, they were arrested after an 18 month police investigation involving a total of 40 arrests followed by a mock colonial British trial.[6]

Life imprisonment[edit]

In 1928, during the Kakori trial, the Court under the British rule gave its judgment. Ramaprasad Bismil, Ashfaqulla Khan, Rajendra Lahiri and Roshan Singh were to be put to death; the others including Keshab Chakravarthy were given life imprisonment.



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Azad (Tewari), Chandrashekhar (1925). Kakori ke veeron se parichay. Banaras.
  2. ^ "Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh". Youths of India. 17 September 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  3. ^ Shrikrishan Saral (1999). Indian revolutionaries: a comprehensive study, 1757-1961. Ocean Books. pp. 103–. ISBN 978-81-87100-19-5.
  4. ^ Vijay Kumar (Ram Prasad Bismil) (1925). The Revolutionary. UP, India. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Kakori Train Robbery December 19, 1927 : the Story of Real Freedom Fighters". IBTL. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  6. ^ Rana, Bhawan Singh (2004). Chandra Shekhar Azad (An Immortal Revolutionary of India) (1st ed.). New Delhi, India: Diamond Pocket Books. Retrieved 7 January 2015.