Khudiram Basu

  • Born: 3 December 1889, village of Habibpur, Midnapore district, West Bengal (India)
  • Died: 11 August 1908, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India (aged 18)
  • Profession: Revolutionary and martyr
  • Recognition: One of the youngest freedom fighter in British India
  • Hasani? Didn't know that! He had two elder brothers who died in infancy

Timeline of few major events in Khudiram Basu's life:

  • 1896 - Orphaned aged 7. Dad die a year after mother
  • 1903 - Shift to Midnapore to live with sister Aparupa
  • 1906 - Give up studies in fourth class (equivalent to today's Class 9 standard)
  • c. 1906 - Join Gupta Samiti and Jugantar revolutionary groups
  • April 1906 - Re-arrested for distributing seditious leaflet. Prosecuted but let off due to age
  • 1907 - Robbed mailbags at a postal treasury
  • 6 December 1907 - Participated in the bomb attack on Bengal Governor's special train near Narayangarh railway station
  • April 1908 - Travel to Muzaffarpur, Bihar, with Prafulla Chaki to spy on Douglas Kingsford
  • 30 April 1908 - Attemps to assassinate Kingsford by throwing a bomb. But kills two English ladies instead
  • 1 May 1908 - Arrested near Vaini railway station and detained in Muzaffarpur jail
  • 21/25/28 May 1908 - Court trial begins at Session Court, Muzaffarpur
  • 13 June 1908 - Found guilty of murder
  • 8 July 1908 - Court trial begins at Calcutta High Court after appeal
  • 13 July 1908 - Appeal rejected and guilty verdict upheld by two British judges. Governor-General too denies overrule
  • 11 August 1908 - Hanged to death at Muzaffarpur Jail at 6 am. Buried at nearby cremation ghat

Khudiram Basu's biography

  1. Early life of 'Khudi', education, family life
  2. Inspired by Sri Aurobindo and joins Swadeshi Movement, training under Satyen Basu, anti-British activities
  3. Prafulla Kumar Chaki
  4. Tasked by Yugantar (Jugantar) Party to kill Douglas Kingsford, former Chief Presidency Magistrate of Calcutta
  5. Prafulla suicides to avoid capture
  6. Khudiram captured, court trial, hanged to death
  7. Legacy I: Alipore Bomb Case
  8. Legacy II: Unkown hero, 'Ek bar bidaye de ma' song by poet Pitambar Das
  9. Legacy III: What others say about Khudiram...
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