11 AUGUST KHUDIRAM BOSE (1889 to 1908)
The ‘Boy Revolutionary’ Kudiram Bose was born on 03 December 1889 in the Midnapore district of West Bengal. He was one of India’s youngest freedom fighters, and it was the public speeches of Aurobindo and Sister Nivedita which prompted him to join the freedom struggle. He was just 15 years old when he first courted arrest for distributing pamphlets against the British administration. Within a year, he got involved with anti-British activities: planting bombs and targeting government officials. Ultimately, Bose was executed on 11 August 1908 after being held guilty for the famous Muzaffarpur Conspiracy where he, along with fellow freedom fighter Prafulla Chaki made an attempt on the life of Douglas Kingsford: a British judge in colonial India. At 18, Bose was India’s youngest freedom fighter to be hanged by the British.
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