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Binod Bihari Chowdhury, the Last remaining Link to Sub-Continental Decisive Past Died

Apr 13, 2013 15:28 IST

Binod Bihari Chowdhury, 104, the anti-British revolutionary and a close associate of great Bengal revolutionary Masterda, Surya Sen died on 11 April 2013 in a hospital, at Kolkata. He was born in Chittagong on 10 January 1911 and died while being treated.

Binod Bihari Chowdhury was a part of the Masterda’s Jugantor a pre-independence revolutionary group that influenced the Chittagong Armoury raid by taking part into it. The group is known for announcing a revolutionary government after making a raid over the armoury of the Police as well as Auxiliary forces of British Government on 18 April 1930.

More about Binod Bihari Choudhary

• In 1939, he joined Indian National Congress and was appointed as the Assistant Secretary of Chittagong District Committee. And in 1946 was appointed as the General Secretary of Chittagong branch
• From 1940 to 1946 he was the member of Bengal Provincial Congress Executive Committee
• He was the last remaining link to the sub-continental decisive past
• After division, he remained active in the politics of East Pakistan till 1954
• In the year 2000, he received the Independence Award, the highest civilian award in Bangladesh, in 2000

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