Yatindra nath das
jatindra nath dad was an Indianindependence activist and revolutionary
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Jatindra Nath Das (Bengali: যতীন্দ্রনাথ দাস); 27 October 1904 – 13 September 1929), also known as Jatin Das, was an Indianindependence activist and revolutionary. He died in Lahore jail after a 63-day hunger strike.
Jatindra Nath Das
Das, c. 1929
Jatindra Nath Das
27 October 1904
Calcutta, British India
Died13 September 1929(aged 24)
Lahore, British India
Cause of deathHunger strikeNationalityIndianOther namesJatin; Jatin dasOccupationIndependence ActivistKnown for63-day hunger strike in jail; member of theHindustan Socialist Republican Association
External linksath Das, also known as Jatin Das, was a revolutionary and Independence activist. He embraced death in Lahore jail after fasting for 63 days on this day, September 13, in the year 1929, aged 24 years.
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Listed below are facts you should know about the freedom fighter:
He was born in Calcutta on October 27, 1904He was a bright student and passed the Matriculation and Intermediate examinations in the First DivisionHe joined the Anushilan Samiti, a revolutionary group in Bengal, and also participated in Mahatma Gandhi's Non-Cooperation movement in 1921, at the tender age of just 17While pursuing BA at Vidyasagar College in Calcutta, in November 1925, he was arrested for political activities and was jailed at the Mymensingh Central Jail, where he resorted to hunger strike to protest against the ill-treatment meted out to political prisoners. After fasting for twenty days, the Jail Superintendent apologised and he gave up the fastRevolutionaries in other parts of India contacted him and he agreed to participate in bomb-making for Bhagat Singh and comradesOn June 14, 1929, he was arrested for revolutionary activities and was imprisoned in Lahore jail along with Bhagat Singh and others to be tried under the supplementary Lahore Conspiracy CaseIn the Lahore jail, Das began a hunger strike along with other revolutionary fighters on June 15, 1929, demanding equality for Indian political prisoners with those from EuropeOn the 50th anniversary of his martyrdom, the Indian Post paid homage to the memory of the young revolutionary by issuing a special postage stamp.