Thursday, November 14, 2019

List of Freedom-Loving Bengalis Who Gave Their Lives (as Colonial Britain Hanged Them)

      List of 41 Freedom-Loving Bengalis Who Gave Their Lives          (as Colonial Britain Hanged Them)

Sachi G. Dastidar

The list was recently send via Twitter account of NilSunil, as then of Tathagata Roy. English Translation of names and places were done by Indian Subcontinent Partition Documentation Project, New York.

English translation of names may differ from the original or as was popularly known. We are sorry if this causes any confusion.
Partition Center pays homage to all those young individuals who gave their lives against the brutality of the British.
Courtesy: NilSunil in Twitter

             List of Freedom-Loving Bengalis Who Gave Their Lives                    (as Colonial Britain Hanged Them)

         Name                          Age   Day of Hanging         Prison

1.     Khudiram Bose                       18        11 August 1908                Muzaffarpur, Bihar

2.     Kanailal Dutta                         20        10 November 1908           Alipur, Bengal

3.     Satyedranath Basu                  26        21 November 1908            Alipur, Bengal

4.     CharuChandra Basu                19        19 March 1909                 Alipur, Bengal

5.     BirendraNath DuttaGupra      19        21 February 1910              Alipur, Bengal

6.     Basanta Biswas                       20        11 May 1915                     Ambala, Punjab

7.     NirendraNath Dasgupta          23        3 December 1915              Baleswar, Orissa

8.     MonoRanjan Sengupta           17        3 December 1915               Baleswar, Orissa

9.     SushilChnadra Lahiri              *          * October 1918                            *

10.  GopiNath Saha                        18        1 March 1924                    Alipur, Bengal

11.  AnantaHari Mitra                    20        28 September 1926           Alipur, Bengal

12.  PromodRanjan Chowdhury    22        28 September 1926            Alipur, Bengal

13.  RajendraNath Lahiri               26        17 October 1927                Gonda, U.P.

14.  Dinesh Gupta                          19        7 July 1931                        Alipur, Bengal

15.  Ramkrishna Biswas                21        4 August 1931                   Alipur, Bengal

16.  MonoRanjan Bhattacharya     22        22 August 1932                 Barisal, Bengal

17.  Prodyot Bhattacharya             19        12 January 1933                Medinipir, Bengal

18.  Kalipada Mukherji                  *          16 February 1933             Dhaka, Bengal

19.  Tarakeswar Dastidar               *          12 January 1934               Chittagong, Bengal

20.  Surya Sen                                39        12 January 1934               Chittagong, Bengal

21.  HarendraNath Chakrabarty     18        5 June 1934                       Medinipur, Bengal

22.  KrishnaGopal Chowdhury      *          5 June 1934                       Medinipur, Bengal

23.  DineshChandraMazumdar      27        1 June 1934                      Alipur, Bengal

24.  AsitRanjan Bhattacharya        19        2 July 1934                       Sylhet, Assam

25.  NirmalJiban Ghosh                 18        26 October 1934              Medinipur, Bengal

26.  BrajaKishore Chakrabarty      21        26 October 1934              Medinipur, Bengal

27.  Ramkrishna Rai                      22        26 October 1934              Medinipur, Bengal

28.  Motilal Mallik                         22        15 December 1934           Dhaka, Bengal

29.  BhabaniPrasad Bhattacharya  21        3 February 1935                Rajshahi, Bengal

30.  Rohini Barua                           20        18 December 1935            Faridpur, Bengal

31.  SatyendraChandra Bardhan    *          10 September 1943            Madras, Madras

32.  KaliPada Aich                         23        27 September 1943            Madras, Madras

33.  ChittaRanjan Mukherji           24        27 September 1943             Madras, Madras

34.  DurgaDas RoyChowdhury     25        27 September 1943             Madras, Madras

35.  NandaKumar Dey                   25        27 September 1943             Madras, Madras

36.  Niranjan Barua                        23        27 September 1943             Madras, Madras

37.  NirendraMohon Mukherji      21        27 September 1943              Madras, Madras

38.  FaniBhusan Chakrabarty        23        27 September 1943              Madras, Madras

39.  ManabKumar Bosu Thakur    23        27 September 1943             Madras, Madras

40.  SunilKumar Mukherhi            22        27 September 1943             Madras, Madras

41.  SatindraNath Mazumdar         *          24 August 1944                   Delhi

Source: Who’s Who of Indian Martyrs, P.N. Chopra, Editor, Volume I; as quoted by NilSunil

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 Thanks to P N Chopra, NilSuni and Roy

LakshmanKathi 2019

Prrobini Foundation’s Indirect Beneficiary;
A 500+ Year Old Bishnu/Vishnu Temple in Bangladesh

Sachi G Dastidar

  Soon after the Probini-ISPaD Meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh in January of 2019, the delegates from India and the U.S. headed for Probini-supported schools in southern coastal Bangladesh. On their way they stopped at a 15th Century Bishnu (Vishnu) Bari Mandir temple in Barisal district.

   The granite-built statue of the deity is in good condition, yet the tin shed was leaking and windows and doors, and parts of the structure was in bad shape. During earlier 1950s pogrom the original temple structure was damaged but the murti (statue of deity) survived. (Adjacent to the temple the 17th Century Black Mother Kali Madir temple was demolished during that pogrom.)

  Seeing the visitors locals of the village came rushing asking for help for repair as they are extremely poor. They also mentioned that recently a gang tried to torch the building. Visitors told them it is beyond Probini’s scope, although very worthy.

  Soon Sachi G. Dastidar informed some of the descendants of the village living in America, India, Canada and Singapore. Wow!! Many of the descendants living in the U.S., India and Singapore replied and promised to help the poor villagers. All Bangladeshis said we should celebrate when repair is finished.


2019 Pictures from LakshmanKathi


Rev. Swami Satyapriyananda of Madaripur, Mrs. Das (indoor), Pratima RoyChoudhury, Sabyasachi Ghosh Dastidar, and Namita Bose

Walking to the Redone Sri Bishnu Mandir Temple

Village Road

Village Pond

Sri Bishnu Murti (Deity)

MahaBishnu Mandir Temple
Rebuilt in late 1980s by Sri Amitabha Ghosh Dastidar, a native of LakshmanKathi Village, 
later of Hungerford Street, Kolkata, India

Darshan with Pujari (Priestess) Mrs. Das

Former Ghosh Dastidar Homestead

At the MahaBishnu Mandir

LakhsmanKathi Village Walk

A New Building by the Muslim Family at Ghosh Dastidar Homestead
who Welcomed the travelers as "Come to your home of ancestors!"

A New Ghat (steps to the water) to the Pond

Ancestral Home of a Branch of Ghosh Dastidar Family @ 1500s

Family Chart of Ghosh-Dasstidar Family since Establishment of the Village (c) late 1400s /          early 1500s

Banglar BrahmanKayastha O GhoshDastidar Bangsha (Bengal's Bramin-Kayastha and Ghosh Dastidar Family) by SriDskshinaRanjan GhoshDastidar, printed by SriSudhanghuRanjan Sengupta, Truth Press, 3 Nandan Road, Bhabanipur; Baisakh 1351 (April-May 1945). Price only 2 takas. 

2020 Update

After the visit, at the request of the villagers Ghosh Dastidar descendants from Kolkata, Singapore, Bangalore, Queens and Manhattan were able to repair the dilapidated buildings.

Here are a few pictures after renovation and repair.


Sri Sri Bishnu (Vishnu) Murti (Deity)