Anantahari Mitra
Martyr Anantahari Mitra.jpg
Born1906 (1906)
DiedSeptember 28, 1926(1926-09-28) (aged 19–20)
Alipore Jail, Kolkata, British India
OccupationIndian independence movement activist
Criminal charge(s)Killing of Bhupen Chatterjee
Criminal penaltySentenced to death

Anantahari Mitra (1906 – September 28, 1926) was a Bengali Indian independence movement activist.

Early life

Anantahari, the son of Ramlal Mitra, was born in Begampur village, Chuadanga District in British India.[1] He received a student scholarship and went to Chattagram. After passing the entrance exam, Mitra entered in Bangabasi College to study I.Sc.[2][clarification needed]

Mitra' family was from Joshor.[where?] One of his younger brothers, K.D. Mitra, was also an independence fighter who fought against British forces. One of his uncles who was in police informed them that the British had passed a "shoot on sight" order for K.D Mitra along with his some of associates. Therefore, he moved to Banaras with his family. He went on to join the post and telegram department. Currently, Mitra's family lives in Allahabad.

Revolutionary activities

While studying in college in 1921 Mitra joined the non-cooperation movement. After that Mitra, met with nationalist revolutionary poet Bijaylal Chattopadhyay and came to Krishnanagar, Nadia where he met with leaders of the Indian National Congress.[2] In 1924, Mitra actively took part in revolutionary freedom struggle and left for Daksineswar. Police raided his residence at Daksineswar on 10 November 1925 and arrested Mitra along with other activists. He was sent to prison in 1926 for his connection with the Daksineswar Conspiracy Case.[3][4]

Death

Mitra and his partners killed Bhupen Chatterjee, an infamous deputy superintendent of police of the Intelligence Branch because he spied on prisoners. For this, Mitra was sentenced to death. On 28 September 1926, Mitra and Pramod Ranjan Choudhury were hanged at Alipore Jail, Kolkata.[1][3][5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Prominent Martyrs Of India's Freedom Struggle". Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Swadhinata Sangrame Nadia (Bengali). Krishnagar: Nadia Jela Nagarik Parishad. 1973. pp. 207, 208.
  3. ^ a b Part I, Arun Chandra Guha. Indias Struggle Quarter of Century 1921 to 1946. ISBN 9788123022741. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Vol - I, Subodh S. Sengupta & Anjali Basu (2002). Sansad Bangali Charitavidhan (Bengali). Kolkata: Sahitya Sansad. p. 14. ISBN 81-85626-65-0.
  5. ^ Durba Ghosh (20 July 2017). Gentlemanly Terrorists: Political Violence and the Colonial State in India. ISBN 9781107186668. Retrieved November 25, 2017.