Friday, February 1, 2008

Khudiram Bose

(December 3, 1889 — August 11, 1908)

ONE of the youngest revolutionaries to give his life for his country, Khudiram Bose was, perhaps, the first martyrs from Bengal. He was born in Moubani, Midnapore district. Fired with a revolutionary zeal, this young man became a member of the Revolutionary Party. Impressed by his dedication to the cause of liberation, the Party chose him to assassinate Mr. Kingsford, the Police Magistrate. April 30, 1908 provided the moment, and Khudiram Bose and Prafulla Chaki threw a bomb into a car in Muzaffarpur, but it later emerged that they had got the wrong target. Khudiram Bose was arrested the next morning at Wynee Railway Station, and hanged on August 11, 1908.

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