Pramod Ranjan Choudhury
Born1904 (1904)
Died28 September 1926(1926-09-28) (aged 21–22)
OccupationBengali Indian independence movement activist
Known forRevolutionary
Criminal chargeAssassination of Bhupen Chatterjee
Criminal penaltyCapital punishment
Criminal statusExecuted
  • Ishan Chandra Choudhury (father)

Pramod Ranjan Choudhury (1904 – 28 September 1926) was a Bengali activist for the Indian independence movement who was hanged for the assassination of police officer Bhupen Chatterjee.[1]

Early life

Pramod Ranjan was born at Kelishahar, Chittagong District in British India. His father's name was Ishan Chandra Choudhury.[2]

Revolutionary activities

Choudhury joined the Anushilan Samiti group at Chattogram. In 1921 he took part in the non-cooperation movement. He was arrested at Dakshineswar for his connections with the Dakshineswar Conspiracy Case and sent to prison.[2][3] On 28 May 1926 Choudhury and other fellow revolutionary inmates killed Bhupen Chatterjee with an iron rod. Chatterjee was a deputy superintendent of the Police Intelligence Branch who spied on inmates and tried to destroy the mental strength of political prisoners.[2]


The trial of the killers began on 15 June 1926 and a sentence of capital punishment was handed down on 21 June. Choudhury and Anantahari Mitra were hanged on 28 September 1926 in the Alipore Central Jail in Kolkata.[4][3]


  1. ^ Srikrishan 'Sarala' (1 January 1999). Indian Revolutionaries 1757-1961 (Vol-1): A Comprehensive Study, 1757-1961: A Comprehensive Study, 1757-1961. Prabhat Prakashan. ISBN 978-81-87100-16-4.
  2. ^ a b c Vol - I, Subodh S. Sengupta & Anjali Basu (2002). Sansad Bangali Charitavidhan (Bengali). Kolkata: Sahitya Sansad. p. 311. ISBN 81-85626-65-0.
  3. ^ a b Part I, Arun Chandra Guha. Indias Struggle Quarter of Century 1921 to 1946. ISBN 9788123022741. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  4. ^ Volume 1, Śrīkr̥shṇa Sarala (January 1999). Indian Revolutionaries A Comprehensive Study, 1757-1961. ISBN 9788187100164. Retrieved 26 November 2017.((cite book)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)