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Khudiram Bose was one of the fearless Indian activists who contributed to the Indian Independence movement. He played a crucial role during the assassination of British judge Douglas Kingsford but got arrested at the age of 18 and sent to Muzaffarpur jail. He was sentenced to death on July 13, 1908. Today is the 132nd birth anniversary of this great leader and we have come up with some of the lesser-known facts about him. But familiarize yourself with this 18-year old revolutionary activist.
Early Life and Influence
Khudiram Bose was born on the 3rd of December 1889 in Midnapore district, West Bengal. He was the youngest among his 4 siblings. Bose lost his parents very early and got raised by his elder sister. His inclination toward the nation surged after he got inspired by Sri Aurobindo and Sister Nivedita’s public lectures that were held in the early 1900s.
During the partition of West Bengal, he protested against the British. At the age of just 15, he became well-versed with the process of making bombs and planting them near the police stations. Also, the first to be arrested for handing out literature opposing the colonial rulers.
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A decisive moment was brought into his life in 1908. He along with his colleagues Prafulla Chaki made the plan of killing Judge Kingsford. Initially, he targeted the judge and decided to keep the bomb inside the courtroom. However, the plan got canceled to avoid injuries to civilians. They accidently blew up a carriage occupied by two English ladies.
The same year, on the 13th of July, he was sentenced to jail and hanged. He went down the gallows with a glittering smile carrying Bhagavad Gita in his hands.
Tribute to 2nd Youngest Martyrs
The vice president of India along with others gave tribute to this brave freedom fighter on his birth anniversary. Here are some Twitter posts,
Remembering one of India's youngest martyrs & revolutionary freedom fighters Shri Khudiram Bose Ji on the anniversary of his martyrdom. He stood up for the cause of freedom & sacrificed his life at the age of just 18 years on this day in 1908.— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 11, 2021
Vande Mataram! pic.twitter.com/WQSx7ja2qU
A Hero to be remembered whose sacrifice gave further impetus to revolutionary movement.— Shobha Karandlaje (@ShobhaBJP) August 11, 2021
My tributes to one of the youngest martyrs of our freedom struggle, the valiant Khudiram Bose on his birth anniversary.#KhudiramBose pic.twitter.com/tNeDZ9FBpj
Bowing down to pay my humble tribute to Sh. #khudirambose on his death anniversary. At the age of 18 he sacrificed his life for the nation, making him the youngest martyr of the Indian Independence Movement.— Ripun Bora (@ripunbora) August 11, 2021
May we all inculcate such fearless spirit for our nation. pic.twitter.com/nXMigUa0yJ
Khudiram Bose was the youngest revolutionary freedom fighter who was executed on August 11, 1908.— Saptarshi Sarkar সপ্তর্ষি সরকার (@Saptarshisrkr) August 11, 2021
Salute to him on the death anniversary of India's brave son.#khudirambose
On his death anniversary, I pay homage to freedom fighter Khudiram Bose.— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) August 11, 2021
A courageous patriot, he sacrificed his life for the cause of Indian independence at a very young age.
We proudly salute his courage and nationalism! pic.twitter.com/vpnY3rpPs3
Humble homage to the great revolutionary and one of the youngest martyrs of our nation Khudiram Bose on his death anniversary.— Gaikhangam (@Gaikhangam2) August 11, 2021
His supreme sacrifice at a very young age can never be forgotten. #khudirambose pic.twitter.com/QC1OXVAC7p
My humble tribute to one of the youngest martyrs of India’s independence struggle, Sh Khudiram Bose Ji, on the anniversary of his martyrdom.— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) August 11, 2021
At just 18 years of age, he gave the ultimate sacrifice for the nation! pic.twitter.com/5IoXk0q2gE
Bow down to the courage and fearless spirit of one of the youngest revolutionary and martyr of Indian independence movement, the valiant son of mother India, Khudiram Bose on his death anniversary. His daring defiance of the colonial powers is an inspiration for all. pic.twitter.com/PKc5uq67uX— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) August 11, 2021
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Facts About Khudiram Bose
- He studied up to class 8 and gave up studies after growing interest in patriotic activities
- He joined Swadeshi Movement and devoted his entire life to bringing India close to freedom
- He planted bombs near police stations and target British officials
- Khudiram Bose got detained on the same day of the attack
- He was 18 years old when he was sentenced to death