Remembering Khudiram Bose: A Young Gun Who Died With a Smile – The Quint

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Even before Mahatma Gandhi returned to India and inspired a mass movement for freedom struggle, hundreds across the country readily took charge and fought against the British oppression. While many such freedom fighters, especially of the early independence movement, find mention in regional folklore, their names remain relatively unknown nationwide.

One such revolutionary is Khudiram Bose. He was one of Indias youngest revolutionaries of the early Independence movement and was only 18 years old when he sacrificed his life for the country. But Khudirams heroics often remain unsung.

Born in 1889 in the now West Bengals Midnapore district, Khudiram was inspired and influenced by the teachings of Sri Aurobindo, who was then a revolutionary freedom fighter. Legend has it that fired up by the idea of revolution, Khudiram requested his teacher to give him a revolver.

At the age of 16, he joined secret revolutionary groups and started planting bombs near police stations to target government officials.

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