29 JUNE RAJENDRANATH LAHIRI (1901 to 1927)
Born on 29 June 1901 in the Pabna area of present-day Bangladesh, Rajendranath Lahiri is one of those unsung freedom fighters who became a symbol of the Indian revolutionary movement's transformation in the 1920s. After completing his education at the Benares Hindu University, he joined the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA), headed by Sachindranath Sanyal. Lahiri played a significant role in several raids organised by the HSRA. A group of revolutionaries including Lahiri and Ashfaqullah Khan looted a train carrying government money near Lucknow on 09 August 1925. They were arrested and this became known as the Kakori Conspiracy Case. Besides being involved in revolutionary activities, Lahiri constantly challenged the social and traditional customs of the time, for he felt that social prejudices were stumbling blocks in the path of progress and had to be eradicated fearlessly. Ultimately, his revolutionary activities caught up with him, and he was hanged in the Gonda District Jail (UP) on 17 December 1927.
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