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#ThisDayInHistory #Khudiram
Today is the Birth Anniversary of the ‘Boy Revolutionary’ Khudiram Bose. Born in 3rd Dec 1889 at Habibpur, Midnapore, WB, he was the 4th child after 3 daughters. His parents Trailokyanath Bose & Lakshmipriya Debi had 2 sons earlier who died prematurely
So, in attempt to save his life, his mother gave up her worldly rights on her son & he was sold symbolically to his eldest sister Aparupa in exchange of ‘Khud” or food grains. Thus he acquired the name Khudiram.
However, though Khudiram lived, his parents died within a year of each other when he turned 7. It was Aparupa, his eldest sister who brought him up. By the time he was 14, Khudiram had already grown interest in Swadeshi movement.
#KhudiramBose Once, during the Swadeshi Mvmt, ppl called for boycotting the British sugar, ppl were urged to consume jaggery instead. A purohit didnt like the idea initially. Khudiram’s friend said :The gods are sleeping in Kalikaal, how can anyone use impure sugar in the Puja?
Khudiram intervened and said : when ppl sleep, Bhagwaan sleeps too. the Bhagwaan rises along with his ppl. Maa Jagadamba, heap all the perils of mankind on my shoulder, free the ppl of firangi rule. let the potters, farmers, weavers get their meals regularly.
You know where Khudiram & Prafulla Chaki were selected for their daring last task? In the Kalighat’s KaliMandir. They came prepared to sacrifice their lives for the country. with the Asirwaad of Maa Kali, they went forward with the plan of killing Kingsford.
Khudiram reiterated, always to have faith in Bhagwaan, he built up an Akhara in a Mandir’s courtyard. though he was lean & thin, but his skills with the lathi was unmatchable. He was skilled in wrestling too.
When Khudiram was sentenced to death in 1908, many folk poets composed folk songs narrating this incident. One such folk song was from the Surma Valley of Assam.
ভুলিবে কি প্রাণান্তে ও ভারতবাসী
বড় অবিচারে হইলোরে ক্ষুদিরামের ফাঁসি
মেদিনীপুর ভদ্রঘরে
মোদের ক্ষুদিরামে জন্ম ধরে
ছিল শান্ত শাস্তি সদা হৃষ্ট অতি মিষ্টভাষী
মুজাফ্ফরপুর বোমার মামলায়
তারে দেখতে যেন রাজপুত্র
মা বাপ মোর ছেলেমানুষ
তার উপরে এতো আক্রোশ
ফাঁসিকাঠে হেসে হেসে
সে যে দাঁড়ায় বীরের বেশে
সে যে স্বদেশ ভক্তির কি মহিমা

গেলোরে প্রকাশি
কেঁদে বৃন্দাবন বলে
আমার আর মানেনা পোড়া মনে
যখন দেশের কথা মনে হয়
হে সে উদাসী...
Written by Poet Brindaban.
Also, Pitambar Das’s song became famous…

একবার বিদায় দে মা ঘুরে আসি।
হাসি হাসি পরব ফাঁসি দেখবে ভারতবাসী।
কলের বোমা তৈরি করে
দাঁড়িয়ে ছিলেম রাস্তার ধারে মাগো,
বড়লাটকে মারতে গিয়ে
মারলাম আরেক ইংলন্ডবাসী।
হাতে যদি থাকতো ছোরা
রক্ত-মাংসে এক করিতাম
দেখতো জগতবাসী
শনিবার বেলা দশটার পরে
জজকোর্টেতে লোক না ধরে মাগো
হল অভিরামের দ্বীপ চালান মা ক্ষুদিরামের ফাঁসি
বারো লক্ষ তেত্রিশ কোটি
রইলো মা তোর বেটা বেটি মাগো
তাদের নিয়ে ঘর করিস মা
বৌদের করিস দাসী
দশ মাস দশদিন পরে
জন্ম নেব মাসির ঘরে মাগো
তখন যদি না চিনতে পারিস
দেখবি গলায় ফাঁসি।
On the fateful day, the area near the prison was swelling with crowds, holding flower garlands. Khudiram reportedly walked up to the gallows confidently & was hung shortly. His funeral procession went through Kolkata & was full of ppl offering flowers to his body.
At the tender age of 18, Khudiram was hung. His death sparked fervour among revolutionaries, who heaped honours upon him. Young Subhas Bose was highly influenced by Khudiram’s Atma Balidaan.
Khudiram Bose, the ‘Boy Revolutionary’ Who Died With a Smile on His Face!

Let us not forget the contribution of millions of Indians who sacrificed their lives to give us our freedom.
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