Keshab Chakravarthy

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

Early life[edit]

Keshab Chakravarthy was a student at Calcutta Medical College and a close ally of Sham Sundar Chakravarthy, who was an active member of Anushilan Samiti.

Freedom struggle and Kakori Train Robbery[edit]

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.[2]

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 guard's compartment in trains.[3]

On 8 August 1925, a group of 10 of them, including Keshab robbed a train at the railway station of Kakori, Uttar Pradesh.[4] Though they escaped, they were soon arrested in a month. Keshab easily escaped from the arrests.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Azad (Tewari), Chandrashekhar (1925). Kakori ke veeron se parichay. Banaras.
  2. ^ Shrikrishan Saral (1999). Indian revolutionaries: a comprehensive study, 1757-1961. Ocean Books. pp. 103–. ISBN 978-81-87100-19-5.
  3. ^ Vijay Kumar (Ram Prasad Bismil) (1925). The Revolutionary. UP, India. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Kakori Train Robbery December 19, 1927 : the Story of Real Freedom Fighters". IBTL. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  5. ^ Rana, Bhawan Singh (2004). Chandra Shekhar Azad (An Immortal Revolutionary of India) (1st ed.). New Delhi, India: Diamond Pocket Books. ISBN 9788128808166. Retrieved 7 January 2015.