Forgotten heroes

On two recent news items on India’s freedom fighters who had a tremendous impact that didn’t attract much attention
Comment E-mail Print Share
First Published: Sat, Apr 13 2013. 12 05 AM IST
A file photo of Bhagat Singh. Photo: Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
A file photo of Bhagat Singh. Photo: Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
This week provided two reasons to remember a forgotten slice of Indian political history.
First, a petition was filed in a Pakistani court to declare Bhagat Singh innocent, 82 years after he was hanged in Lahore in 1931 for killing a British official. Second, Binod Behari Choudhury, the last surviving member of the team that took part in the daring Chittagong armoury raid, died at the age of 103.
Neither of these news items attracted much public attention, but both events had galvanized young Indians at the time. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina did send a message of condolence after the death of Choudhury, who stayed on in that country after 1947 before he died in Kolkata.
The Indian freedom struggle is known for its passive resistance, but the flaming actions of the revolutionaries also had a tremendous impact. What they did is now sadly forgotten.
Comment E-mail Print Share
First Published: Sat, Apr 13 2013. 12 05 AM IST
blog comments powered by Disqus
  • Wed, Sep 17 2014. 04 45 PM
  • Wed, Sep 10 2014. 03 54 PM
ALSO READ close

Clueless in UP

Subscribe |  Contact Us  |  mint Code  |  Privacy policy  |  Terms of Use  |  Advertising  |  Mint Apps  |  About HT Media  |  Jobs
Contact Us
Copyright © 2014 HT Media All Rights Reserved