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Rajendra Lahiri (1901–1927), full name Rajendra Nath Lahiri, was an Indian revolutionary, who was Mastermind behind Kakori Robbery & Dakshineshwar Bombing. He was active member of Hindustan Republican Association aimed at ousting the British from India.
Brief life sketch
Rajendra Lahiri was born in 1892 in the village of Mohanpur in a Brahman family of Pabna District, Bengal Presidency (now in Bangladesh). His father, Kshitish Mohan Lahiri, owned a large estate there.
Dakshineswar bomb incident
Lahiri took part in the Dakshineswar bombing incident and absconded. He went to Benaras and started studying. He was a M.A. student when the revolutionary activities started in Uttar Pradesh. He joined the Hindustan Republican Association along with many other Bengali friends.
He was Mastermind behind the Kakori train robbery on 9 August 1925. He was arrested and tried in the previous bomb case of Dakshineswar in Bengal and sent to jail for 10 years rigorous imprisonment. When the legal proceedings started in Lucknow for the train robbery, he was also included in the Kakori conspiracy case and tried with several other revolutionaries.
He was found guilty after a long trial and was hanged in the Gonda district jail on 17 December 1927, two days before the scheduled date, along with Thakur Roshan Singh, Ashfaq Ullah & Ram Prasad Bismil.
- "Some Prominent Martyrs of India's Freedom Struggle". All India Congress Committee. Archived from the original on 29 March 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2014.