Santosh Kumar Mitra
Born15 August 1900 (1900-08-15)
Central Calcutta, British India
(now in Kolkata)
DiedSeptember 16, 1931(1931-09-16) (aged 31)
Known forRole in Indian freedom struggle
SpouseJyotsna Mitra
  • Durga Charan Mitra (father)

Santosh kumar Mitra (Bengali: সন্তোষ কুমার মিত্র) or Santosh Mitra (15 August 1900 – 16 September 1931) was an activist of the Indian independence movement and a martyr.

Early life

Mitra was born on 15 August 1900 in Kolkata, in a middle class Bengali Kayastha family. He passed matriculation from Hindu School, Kolkata in 1915 and became graduate from the University of Calcutta in 1919. During the period 1921–22, he completed his M.A and LL.B.[1]

Revolutionary activities

Santosh Mitra joined the Indian National Congress. He founded the Swaraj Sevak Sangha and was attached with Hooghly Vidya Mandir which was headed by Bhupati Majumder, one of the Jugantar Leaders in 1922. He organised a Socialist conference in Kolkata in the presidency of Jawaharlal Nehru. After the suspension of Non-cooperation movement Mitra shifted to the extremist movement in the struggle for Independence. He was charged with Shankharitola Murder Case and arrested in 1923.[1][2]


On 16 September 1931, police shot and killed Santosh kumar Mitra and another inmate Tarakeswar Sengupta in Hijli Detention Camp.[3][4]

Santosh Kumar Mitra bust
Santosh Kumar Mitra martyr


  1. ^ a b Part I, Arun Chandra Guha. Indias Struggle Quarter of Century 1921 to 1946. ISBN 9788123022741. Archived from the original on 12 October 2022. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  2. ^ Vol - I, Subodh S. Sengupta & Anjali Basu (2002). Sansad Bangali Charitavidhan (Bengali). Kolkata: Sahitya Sansad. p. 559.
  3. ^ "IIT-Kharagpur remembers its Hijli Jail days". April 2007. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  4. ^ Jana, Naresh (11 September 2002). "IIT revival pill for historic Hijli Jail". Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.