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Khudiram Bose Birth Anniversary: Early Life, Influence & Interesting Facts

Khudiram Bose Birth Anniversary: Early Life, Influence & Interesting Facts

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,

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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

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