Manoranjan Bhattacharya
Born21 July 1909
Died22 August 1932(1932-08-22) (aged 21–22)
Cause of deathExecution by hanging
MovementIndian Independence Movement

Manoranjan Bhattacharya (21July1909 – 22 August 1932) was an Indian independence activist and Bengali revolutionary.

Revolutionary activities

Bhattacharya was born at Erikati in Faridpur district of East Bengal and Assam. He joined in the revolutionary Madaripur group of Madaripur. While a student, Bhattacharya participated in the Chittagong armoury raid on 18 April 1930. His last action was a mail bag robbery in Chamugaria on 14 March 1932.[1] During the robbery, Bhattacharya killed one post office employee when the man grappled with him.[2][3]


Bhattacharya and four other revolutionaries were arrested by the police and sent to Faridpur Jail. Bhattacharya was sentenced to death on 12 May 1932, and was hanged on 22 August 1932 in Barishal district Jail. Other co-accused were sentenced to various long terms of imprisonment.[2]


  1. ^ VOL – I, P. N. CHOPRA (1969). Who's Who of Indian Martyrs. ISBN 9788123021805. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b Kali Charan Ghosh (2012). Chronological Dictionary of INDIA's Independence. Kolkata: Sahitya Samsad. p. 113. ISBN 978-81-86806-20-3.
  3. ^ Vol – I, Subodh C. Sengupta & anjali Basu (2002). Sansad Bangali Charitavidhan (Bengali). Kolkata: Sahitya Samsad. p. 398. ISBN 81-85626-65-0.