Pradyut Kumar Bhattacharya
|Born||3 November 1913|
|Died||12 January 1933 (aged 19)|
|Movement||Indian freedom movement|
Pradyut Kumar Bhattacharya (3 November 1913 - 12 January 1933) was a Bengali revolutionary and activist of the Indian freedom movement. He was hanged in Midnapore Central jail.
Bhattacharya was born in Medinipur, in British India. His father's name was Bhabataran Bhattacharya. He joined in the anti-British movement and Jugantar group while studying in Midnapore College. The revolutionaries of the Bengal Volunteers decided to assassinate ruthless Second magistrate Robert Doglas because he was responsible for killing two unarmed activists in Hijli Detention Camp. On 30 April 1932, Prabhanshu Sekhar Pal and Bhattacharya fired on the magistrate while he was presiding over a meeting of the Zilla District Board. Pal escaped but Bhattacharya was caught on the spot with the revolver. Pradyot did not utter any name in spite of severe torture by the police.
On 12 January 1933 Bhattacharya was executed by hanging in Medinipur Central Jail but Prabhanshu remained untraced.