Ramakrishna Biswas

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Ramkrishna Biswas (16 January 1910 – 4 August 1931) was a Bengali revolutionary and martyr. He was an active member of Surya Sen's revolutionary group.

Ramakrishna Biswas

Early life[edit]

Biswas was born in Saroatali, Chittagong in British India. His father's name was Durga Kripa Biswas. In 1928, Biswas came first in entrance examination among the district. He joined the revolutionary movement led by Masterda Surya Sen. In 1930 he was seriously wounded while preparing bombs.[1]

Revolutionary activities[edit]

Surya Sen and his followers decided to assassinate Mr. Craig, Inspector General of Police, Chittagong. Biswas and Kalipada Chakrabarty were assigned for this task, subsequently on 1 December 1930 they went to Chandpur station but mistakenly killed a rail officer Tarini Mukherjee instead of Craig. Biswas and Kalipada Chakravarty were arrested on 2 December 1931.[2] Biswas's family and friends lacked enough money required to travel to Chittagong to Alipore Jail of Kolkata. At that time Pritilata Waddedar was staying in Kolkata and was asked to go to Alipore Jail and meet Biswas. She introduced herself as his sister and met him. His martyrdom later inspired Pritilata.[3][4]

Death[edit]

Biswas was sentenced to death after his trial. In the morning of 4 August 1931 he was executed in Alipore Central Jail.[5] Kalipada Chakrabarty was transported to Cellular Jail.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vol - I, Subodh C. Sengupta & Anjali Basu (2002). Sansab Bangali Charitavidhan (Bengali). Kolkata: Sahitya Sansad. p. 480. ISBN 81-85626-65-0.
  2. ^ a b Reva Chatterjee. "Netaji Subhas Bose: Bengal Revolution and Independence". Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Part I, Arun Chandra Guha. "Indias Struggle Quarter of Century 1921 to 1946". Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Upashana Salam. "Pritilata Waddedar: Politics of remembrance". Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "RAMKRISHNA BISWAS". eresources.nlb.gov.sg. Retrieved March 17, 2018.