Khudiram Bose – A young freedom freedom fighter and Bengali revolutionary in the Indian Independence movement. He was a political activist and one of the most prominent figure in India’s fight for freedom from British rule. He is known for his virtuous living and generous life. Apart from possessing the spirit as a fighter he was also known for his leadership qualities and his services to the society. He led a life of risk and adventure.
Life of Khudiram Bose
On 3rd of December 1889, he was born. His parents were Trailokyanath Bose (father) and Lakshmipriya Devi (mother) in Habibpur village in the district of Midnapore in Bengal. He was the fourth child in the family and had three elder sisters. As his parents passed out early he was been taken care by his elder sister and her husband who brought him up. His elder sister wanted him to study but Khudiram Bose was not into much studies.
Path of Revolution
At a very early age he showed revolutionary spirit. He also was a very good leader in the political groups. He was also a part of student revolutionary groups in Tamluk. In 1904 he went to the main town of Medinipur to get enrolled in the Collegiate School and also to participate in many independence activities. Khudiram Bose became an active member in martyr’s club in Medinipur. In the year 1905 he got involved with the political party Jugantar to fight against the British force.
He took the task of spreading Vande Mataram among the Indians and motivate them to contribute and take part in the Indian Independence struggle. Khudiram started teaching the songs to his friends and explaining them the meaning of the song. He and his friends decided to print handbills containing the song and distribute them among the people to make them understand the meaning of the song.
Bombing at the age of 16
Khudiram Bose threw the first bomb over the British who were ruling and torturing Indians. He planted the bomb near the police station where many officials were killed. He was also arrested for placing a series of bombs. Along with a friend, had decided to kill the Chief Presidency Magistrate Kingsford by throwing a bomb for the brutal judgements he had made for the freedom fighters.
On May 1908 Khudiram was taken in arrest in the charge for Muzaffarpur killings. After being in the magistrate’s office he took the whole soul responsibility on him regarding the incident. He was merely 18 years old during the incident. His nationalistic spirit was undetermined as Khudiram Bose kept on saying ‘Vande Mataram’ while he was being arrested and taken to the magistrate’s office.
Death of Khudiram Bose
Khudiram Bose was arrested and sentenced for the bomb attack on August 11, 1908. He died with the holy book Bhagwat Gita in his hands. He will always be remembered for his spirit and his patriotism in the history of Independent India. He was the first young martyr of the early twentieth century.