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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?


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,



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.