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Nashik is a historical city of India, which had active revolutionarily activities. Killing of Jackson, the then collector of Nashik, is an important event in the History of Nashik and the Indian revolutionary movement. This was the first revolutionary event of its kind in which took place outside Bengal. It was the result of this event that Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was sentenced to 'Kalapani' in Andaman. The British were shaken and they understood how deep the revolutionary movement has gone and how strong are the feeling of people against the British rule. Anant Kanhare was the hero of this historical event. Jackson was shot dead on 21st Dec 1909, exactly 100 years before. People should know about this forgotten hero and hence this article. Gauravjoshis (talk) 07:18, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

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  1. ^ Swantrya Yadnyatil Tajasvi Agnishalaka Hutatma Anant Laxman Kanhere by Davendranath N Pandya, Shree Vade Publication, Nashik
  2. ^ Parakrami yuvak Anant Kanhere written by Prof. Dr. M B Kulkarni. Publisher: Bhartiya Itihas Sankalan Samiti, Nashik Branch
  3. ^ Government of Bombay Source Material for A History of the Freedom Movement in India- Vol. 2- 1920
  4. ^ Nashik Conspiracy case- Historical cases from Mumbai Highcourt archived documents[1]
The article needs to better explain the historical context and importance of the events it describes. If it is to be an article about the event -- the killing of Jackson -- then it should omit minor biographical detail about Anant Kanhare. Reference format needs to be improvced so that othes can verify the facts more easily. Additional references should be provided if possible, and it should be indicated what references support which facts. Online refernces hsould be provided if any are available. DES (talk) 18:54, 31 December 2009 (UTC)


The supreme sacrifice of Anant Kanhere , Krishnaji Karve & Vinayak Deshpande is a glorious chapter in the history of Nashik. Anant Kanhere

The begining of 20th century witnessed increase in atrocities by Britishers on the innocent Indians. Lokmanya Tilak was put behind the bars for 6 years. Babarao alias Ganesh Damodar Savarkar was sentenced to life imprisonment for publishing the patriotic songs of his younger brother Vinayak Savarkar . Jackson , the then collector of Nashik , was responsible for prosecution of Babarao Savarkar . He tortured Waman Sakharam Khare , a well-known lawyer , so much that Khare lost his mental balance . The only 'offence ' of Khare was : he pleaded for revolutionaries.

All these incidences evoked a sharp reaction in the patriotic youths of Nashik . The last straw came when a British officer beat a farmer to death for not allowing his vehicle to overtake . When the situation was heating up to the boiling point , Jackson was transferred on promotion outside Nashik .

Kanhere & his friends made up their minds : It's now or never !


A farewell ceremony was arranged for Jackson in the Vijayanand theatre .(The picture show the enterance of the theatre where Jackson was murder.) A famous Marathi drama Sharada was staged to mark the occasion . Anant Kanhere & his friends were all set to execute their plan . Anant grabed the opportunity & fired at Jackson. As per the plan , Anant tried to commit suicide but he failed to do so . He used one of the 20 revolvers which were sent by Veer Savarkar from England . The historical day was : December 21 , 1909.

It was planned that only Anant should take entire responsibility of the assassination so that other conspirators would remain in dark . But it did not happen . The Police arrested Krushnaji Gopal Karve , Vinayak Narayan Deshpande , Shankarrao Soman , Wamanrao Joshi & Ganu Vaidya . All these youths were detained in the Sarkarwada & were treated brutally to know more about the conspiracy . The torturing Police team was headed by Alikhan who was reputed for his inhuman behavior. The prosecution of these brave youths is well-known in the history of India as 'Nashik Conspiracy Case' .

Jackson Murder Case

The following persons were arrested in connection with the murder of Mr. Jackson, Collector of Nashik, on the night of the 21st December, 1909

Name                           Arrested  on            Made Statement  on
Anant Laxman Kanhere           21st  December 1909      21st December 1909
Krishna Gopal Karve            24th December 1909       6th January 1910
Vinayak Narayan  Deshpande      23rd December 1909      6th January 1910
Shankar Ramchandra  Soman       23rd December 1909      6th January 1910
Waman Daji Narayan Joshi       30th December 1909       4th January 1910
Ganesh B. Vaidya               22nd December 1909       2nd january 1910
Dattatraya Pandurang  Joshi    22nd December 1909       5th January 1910

Who Were They? Anant Laxman Kanhere

Born in 1891. Elder brother Ganpatrao, younger brother Shankarrao. Two sisters . started life at Indore . Went to Aurangabad to his uncle Barve in 1903 for further study. His brother Ganpatrao at Barsi. Anant stayed with this brither for some time. In 1908 he returned to Aurangabad & stayed in a hired room in one Gangaram Rupchand Shroff’s house. Gangaram had a friend at Yevla named Tonpe . He was a member of the secret of Nashik. One Ganu Vaidya of Nashik used to visit Yevla to meet his relative. Ganu became acquainted with Gangaram at Yevla. He went with Gangaram to aurangabad to purchase cheap weapons for the Nashik Secret Socitey. Anant became acquainted with this Vaidya at Aurangabad. Krishnaji Gopal Karve

Gopal Karve was a scholar of Hindu philosophy . He had a great faith in the idea of reincarnation . He , therefore , used to say , " If I die early , I will be reborn early & can start fighting with the Britishers again ." Karve told the court that even if it appeared that he was not responsible for the assassination , in fact , responsibility lay on his shoulders.

He was a B.A(Hons.) & was studying law at Mumbai. He was then 23 years old . He was the moving spirit of one of the secret organizations in Maharashtra. He initiated Shankar Ramchandra Soman in the secret organization. He knew the preparation of bombs & taught the process to Soman & Chandratre. He purchased seven Browning pistols , one revolver, & one country-made pistol from one Gopalrao Patankar, who had received the parcel of Browning pistols sent by V.D Savarkar through his cook Chaturbhuj. This was in May or June 1909. Vinayak Narayan Deshpande

He was 21 years old . He was a member of the secret organization. He was the First Assist ant teacher in the Panchvati school at Nashik. He was married. He conducted a handloom as an additional vocation. On the third floor of the building where this handloom was working there was an old darkroom, where Deshpande & others of the secret meetings. Deshpande had collected some explosives, which were kept in a box. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:42, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Confused. Why add this here? What do you want done with it? Astronaut (talk) 06:54, 10 March 2010 (UTC)