Sahid Jibon Ghosal

Jiban Ghoshal alias Makhanlal (26 June 1912 — 1 September 1930) was an Indian independence activist and a member of the armed resistance movement led by Masterda Surya Sen, which carried out the Chittagong armoury raid in 1930.[1]

Revolutionary activities

Ghoshal was born in a Bengali Brahmin family in Sadarghat, Chittagong of Bengal Province in British India. He was popularly known as Makhanlal. He joined in the freedom movement in student life. Ghoshal took active part in the police armoury raid at Chattagram. After the operation he fled from Chittagong towards Calcutta with another young revolutionary Ananda Gupta. Two senior member of the group, Ganesh Ghosh and Ananta Singh accompanied them in their journey. Police challenged the team in Feni railway station but finally Ghoshal and other succeed to escape after a short encounter. He took Shelter in Calcutta, Mirzapur street and Chandannagar, Hooghly district.[2][3]


Ghoshal remained underground after their escape. Police commissioner Charles Tegart attacked the hideout in Chandannagar, Hooghly on 1 September 1930, and Ghoshal was killed in the ensuing battle.[3][4]

Dead body of Jibon Ghosal,after being shot,1930.

Popular culture

The role of Jiban Ghoshal was portrayed by Smith Seth in popular Bollywood movie Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey in 2010.


  1. ^ "Remembering the Legendary Heroes of Chittagong". Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  2. ^ Arun Chandra Guha. Indias Struggle Quarter of Century 1921 to 1946. Vol. Part I. Publications Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. pp. 217–. ISBN 978-81-230-2274-1. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Subodh C. Sengupta & Anjali Basu (2002). Sansab Bangali Charitavidhan (in Bengali). Vol. I. Kolkata: Sahitya Sansad. p. 178. ISBN 81-85626-65-0.
  4. ^ P. N. Chopra (1969). Who's Who of Indian Martyrs. Vol. I. Ministry of Education and Youth Services, Government of India. pp. 1936–. ISBN 978-81-230-2180-5. Retrieved December 2, 2017.