Bagha Jatin 

Bagha Jatin was the uncrowned king of the revolutionary activities in Bengal between 1908 to 1914 till his heroic death in a trench battle with British police and army. He was one of the masterminds behind the series of daring attacks on British administration between 1908 to 1914, that culminated in the historic heist of the arms from Rodda Company. Jatin had influenced many young revolutionaries of Jugantar, like Biren Dattagupta. He wanted to foment a rebellion in the Jath regiment of the Fort Williams but his plan was foiled and he was arrested in the Howrah Conspiracy Case. He worked secretly to get an arms consignment for a planned uprising in 1914.

Balgangadhar Tilak

Balgangadhar Tilak was also known as Lokmanya Tilak. He was one of the founding fathers of Indian Nationalism. He introduced the Ganapati festivals and together with Aurobindo, Bipin Chandra Pal and Lala Lajpat Rai, led the Extremists within Congress. "Swaraj is my birthright and I will have it," he thundered. Tilak met Swami Vivekananda in Belur Math and was inspired by the monk's vision of India. His paper Kesari took up different Nationalist causes. In 1909 Tilak was sentenced to a six month's imprisonment in Mandalay. After he returned Tilak, together with Annie Besant, propagated the Home Rule movement and established Home Rule League. Tilak had greatly inspired the later Indian independence leaders including Gandhiji. He passed away in 1920. 

Surya Sen (Masterda)

Surya Sen or Masterda as he was popularly known, was the chief architect of the uprising in Chattagram that culminated in the armoury raid and subsequent battle in the Jalalabad hills. Surya Sen was later captured and hanged. Surya Sen had a band of young followers who would sacrifice everything for the freedom, being sinpired by the ideals of Master Da. Surya Sen came in close contact with Subhas Chandra Bose. In April 1930 Surjya Sen and his associates attacked the Armoury and completely cut off Chattagram. They proclaimed a provisional Government and headed for Jalalabad when the larger British troops encircled them. In the tough yet unequal battle that followed many revolutionaries lost their lives.

Surya Sen (Masterda)

Surya Sen or Masterda as he was popularly known, was the chief architect of the uprising in Chattagram that culminated in the armoury raid and subsequent battle in the Jalalabad hills. Surya Sen was later captured and hanged. Surya Sen had a band of young followers who would sacrifice everything for the freedom, being sinpired by the ideals of Master Da. Surya Sen came in close contact with Subhas Chandra Bose. In April 1930 Surjya Sen and his associates attacked the Armoury and completely cut off Chattagram. They proclaimed a provisional Government and headed for Jalalabad when the larger British troops encircled them. In the tough yet unequal battle that followed many revolutionaries lost their lives.

Rashbehari Bose

Rashbehari Bose was one of the brains behind the 1914 uprising and the Indo German Conspiracy. He had earlier planned the assassination of Lord Hardinge. He escaped to Japan and continued his battles to gather support for India in Japan. He established Indian Independence League and helped established the Indian National Army before handing it over to Subhas chandra Bose. Rashbehari, ably supported by his colleagues like Sachindranath Sanyal and Vishnu Pingle, as well as the Ghadar Party, formulated an audacious plan of a mutiny across the barracks, but the plan was foiled owing to a treachery. In Japan Rashbehari was aided by the Black Dragon Society, married Toshiko, and dedicated his life for India's freedom.

Jatin Das

Jatin Das, who was a major with Bengal Volunteers, had been actively associated with Revolutionary movement and was arrested in Lahore Conspiracy Case. He died by fasting unto death for a record 63 days in protest against inhuman treatment of the Indian prisoners. Jatin Das was extremely close to Subhas Bose. He undertook a hunger strike in Mymensingh Central jail to protest against ill treatment. He undertook Bomb making for the revolutionaries in Punjab viz. Bhagat Singh. He was arrested on 14 June 1929 and was imprisoned in Lahore jail where he undertook a 63 day long hunger strike. He courted martyrdom on 13 September, 1929.

Binoy Badal Dinesh

Binoy Bose, Badal Gupta and Dinesh Gupta were three daring revolutionaries of Bengal Volunteers best known for their role in the Writer's Building Veranda battle and killing of I.G Prison Simpson. Binoy had earlier killed Inspector General Lowman in Dhaka and seriously injured Hudson. Dinesh was one of the key organizers of the revolutionary activities in Medinipur. Binoy, a bright young student of Dhaka Medical College, shot Lowman and escaped to Calcutta, where he was sheltered by Bengal Volunteers. BV had planned to eliminate Simpson for his alleged role on the tirture of Subhas Bose in prison and Binoy, along with Badal and Dinesh were the willing soldiers. An injured Binoy died in hospital while Dinesh was hanged.

Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai, findly called as Punjab Kesari, was one of the triumverate Lal Bal Pal and an Extremist or Nationalist leader along with Tilak and Bipin Pal. Lajpat Rai also traveled to the America during the World War 1 and petitioned for India's cause in the Senate. He also had close links with the Ghadar Party. Lajpat Rai along with Tilak, Pal and Aurobindo, opposed the partition of Bengal and promoted Swadeshi & Boycott movements. In 1919 he came back to India and was elected as the Congress President in 1920. He was sent to Mandalay prison between 1921 and 1923. After release he was elected to the legislative council. In 1927-28 he led the protests against Simon Commission and while leading a demonstration was brutally assaulted by police. He later died in the hospitals.

Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru

On March 23, 1931, three great heroes of Indian freedom movement attained martyrdom - Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. Bhagat Singh was born in 1907 in a Sikh family in the village Banga. He started his revolutionary activities at the age of 14. He founded thee Naujawan Bharat Sabha for the freedom of India. In order to take revenge of Lala Lajpat Rai's death, Bhagat Singh and his associates assassinated police officer Saunders in Lahore. The trial became known as Lahore conspiracy case. Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt, threw a bomb in the Central Legislative Assembly in Delhi. Bhagat was also a prominent member of the Hindusthan Republican Army.

Veer Savarkar

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Veer for the bravery displayed by him in driving out a group of Mohamedan plunderers in his youth. He was a lawyer cum writer, cum poet, cum revolutionary. Born in May 1883 in Nasik, he studied in Fergusson College in Pune and went to England for studying Law. His elder borther was Ganesh Savarkar. Veer Savarkar became a close associate of Shyamji Krishna Varma and was a leader in the India House. He supplied arms to the revolutionaries in India and was involved in planning the assassination of Curzon Wylie. He was arrested for the Nasik Conspiracy Case and was sentenced to fifty years of deportation for two terms. He made a daring escape in Marseilles but was caught. He spent around 12 years in Cellular jail and later became a leader of Hindu Mahasabha. He envisioned a Hindu Army.

Surendranath Bannerjee

Surendranath Bannerjee or Surrender Not as he was known in the early stages of his career, was a Moderate leader who emerged as one of the key leaders during the Partition of Bengal movement. He was one of the founding members of Indian National Congress and also founded the Indian National Association in 1883. He had cleared the Indian Civil Services and had worked under the British Government. He founded Ripon College in 1882 and in 1879 founded "The Bengalee" Newspaper. He supported the Morley Minto and later Montegu Chelmsford reforms and his political career declined owing to his support of the Birtish policies against an awakened Nation's wish. He wrote the book "Nation in the Making."

Aurobindo Ghosh

Aurobindo Ghosh was inspired (in a dream) by Swami Vivekananda to dedicate his life to the service of the Motherland. He was in Baroda when the Swadeshi movement started. He came to Bengal in 1906 to study the situation and attend Barisal Conference. He then decided to make Bengal as the center of his activities. Aurobindo became the first principal of the Bengal National College. He made considerable sacrifice in taking this up. He edited Bande Mataram. In 1908 he was arrested in Alipore Bomb case and was released after a long trial by the efforts of Chittaranjan Das. By then he became a realized soul and later he escaped to Pandicherry and became Sri Aurobindo. He died on 15th August, 1950.

Khudiram Bose, Prafulla Chaki

Khudiram Bose and Prafulla Chaki led the assassination attempt on Magistrate Kingsford in Muzaffarpur. Khusiram was inspired by Aurobindo and Sister Nivedita and joined the Anushilon Samity and the Jugantar group of Barindra Ghosh. They had attempted to kill Kingsford by throwing a bomb to his carriage but unfortunately it killed two European ladies. Khudiram was caught in Waini station while escaping and Prafulla was caught by Inspector Nandalal Bannerjee. Prafulla shot himself to evade arrest while Khudiram, an 18 year old, was sentenced to death after a brief trial. His counsels had challenged the order in High Court but to no avail. Khudiram was hanged on 11th August, 1908.

Kanailal Datta, Satyen Bose

Kanailal Datta and Satyen Bose were revolutionaries who were arrested and put to trial during the infamous Alipore bomb case. Kanailal originally belonged to Chandannagar. From Chandannagar he came to Calcutta and joined the Jugantar group of Barindra Nath Ghosh. When Narendranath Goswami turned a traitor and testified against the fellow revolutionaries, esp. Aurobindo Ghosh, Satyen and Kanai got hold of pistols in jail and killed Naren in the jail hospital. Kanai was hanged on 10th November, 1908. Satyen was sent to the gallows after that. Their death roused the young revolutionaries of Bengal to perform similar daring acts.

Ashwini Kumar Datta

Ashwini Kumar Datta, the Mahatman of Barishal, was born in 1856 and was an educationist who was a key leader of the anti Partition of Bengal and Swadeshi movement and also joined the non cooperation movement. He was the founder of Brajamohan institution in the name of his father. He also founded the Swadesh Bandhab Samity for promoting Swadeshi goods during the Partition of Bengal movement. He was jailed for 2 years from 1908 to 1910 in Lucknow. He also worked closely with the Indian National Congress. In 1920 he joined the Non Cooperation Movement and Gandhiji came to visit Barishal. In Barishal where he was known as Babu he was revered by Hindus and Muslims alike.

Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das

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Barindra Kumar Ghosh

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Bina Das

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Trailokya Maharaj

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Leelabati (Nag) Roy and Anil Roy

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Preetilata Wadeddar

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Bipin Chandra Pal

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Hemchandra Ghosh (Barda)

Hemchandra Ghosh, popularly called Barda or elder brother, was the founder of the Mukti Sangha which was later reorganized as Bengal Volunteers in 1928 to help support the revolutionary activities in Bengal in general. Under Hemchandra Ghosh, Mukti Sangha and later Bengal Volunteers carried out many daring attacks including the killing of I.G Lowman, attack on Writer's Building, killing of the notorious magistrates in Medinipur and so on. Bengal Volunteers was the main support behind Subhas Chandra Bose.

Subramaniya Bharati

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VO Chidambaram Pillai

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Lala Hardayal

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Madanlal Dhingra

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Gopal Krishna Gokhale

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Udham Singh

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Madam Bhikhaji Kama

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Sachindra Nath Sanyal

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Shyamji Krishna Varma

Shyamji Krishna Varma was born in 1857. He went to study in Cambridge and returned to India. He was influenced by Dayananda Saraswati and Tilak. He settled in London after Rand's assassination. In 1905 he organized the Indian Home Rule Society and started a journal called Indian Sociologist. He arranged for scholarships for Indian students and had around him a group of patriotic Indians. The most prominent among them were Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Madanlal Dhingra and Lala Hardayal. The center of their activities was the India House founded by Shyamji in London. Shyamji was not in favour of violent activities. He died in 1930. He was one of the key figures in the early struggles of Indian Freedom Movement.

Raja Mahendrapratap

Raja Mahendra Pratap was born in the family of the chief of Hathras. He was inclined to patriotic activities from his boyhood. He took the vow of using only Swadeshi goods in 1906. During World War 1 he went to Europe, met Hardayal in Geneva, and proceeded to Germany. There he met the Kaiser. With the help of German officials he managed to get the German Government to take an active interest in India's freedom. A Mission was sent to Afghanistan with explicit support from Germany. Mahendra Pratap became the President of the Provisional Government of India in Kabul and tried to enlist support of other countries in freeing India through armed revolution. He travelled to Japan, Russia and other countries to promote India's cause and seek support.

Champak Raman Pillai

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Taraknath Das

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Bipin Bihari Ganguli

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Dr. Jadugopal Mukherjee

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