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Jatin Banerjee

also called Bhaga Jatin

Jatin Banerjee was one of the brave revolutionaries of the freedom struggle of the country, in the beginning of the 20th century. He died fighting for Indiaís freedom. He was regarded as one of the bravest of Indians, even by British officers. He was famous as Bhaga Jatin for his courage and strength.

Jatin was born in the late 1890's in Koya, Bengal. From a young age, he was determined to fight for the nationís freedom. He was well-known for his physical abilities and commitment toward his principles. His attack on British officers, mostly to save other Indians from being harassed, got him arrested many times. He chose armed rebellion as the means to freedom. He inspired other young revolutionaries to make and use bombs and firearms. He worked as a stenographer to the Governor's secretary and his identity as the mastermind of the revolutionary operations remained a secret. Although he was arrested later on, they had to release him due to lack of evidence.

After his release, Jatin quit his government job and opened a contracting firm known as Harry Company, which imported arms from Japan and Germany for an armed revolt. He wanted to launch a major offensive against the British Army, but his plans failed as he was tipped off by an informer. Cornered at a jungle hideout and heavily outnumbered, Jatin fought the British for hours till he was mortally wounded. He succumbed to his injuries on September 15, 1915.

Updated on 9th April, 2024


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