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Who was Khudiram Bose?

Topics Covered: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

Who was Khudiram Bose?


Context:

Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently visited the native village of Bengali revolutionary Khudiram Bose in Midnapore, West Bengal.

Who was Khudiram Bose? Events he is associated with:

  • Born in 1889, Bose is highly regarded in Bengal for his fearless spirit.
  • Unlike other leaders like Subhash Chandra Bose, however, Khudiram’s legacy has been largely limited to Bengal.
  • In 1905, when Bengal was partitioned, he actively participated in protests against the British.
  • At the age of 15, Bose joined the Anushilan Samiti, an early 20th century organisation that propounded revolutionary activities in Bengal.
  • The deciding moment of Bose’s life came in 1908 when he along with another revolutionary, Prafulla Chaki were assigned the task of assassinating the district magistrate of Muzaffarpur,

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Prelims Link:

  1. Who was Khudiram Bose?
  2. Who was Prafulla Chaki?
  3. About Anushilan Samiti.
  4. Why was Magistrate Kingsford assassinated?

Sources: Indian Express.