91 years ago TODAY : Jatindra Nath Das dies with his head in Bhagat Singh’s lap on 13th Sep 1929, after 63 days of hunger strike in Lahore jail.

During his stay at Calcutta in 1928, Bhagat Singh had recruited Jatin Das, to teach HSRA members on how to make explosives.

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The death of Jatindranath Das was a major turning point in the Indian Independence movement.

Lakhs of Indians attended his funeral, as his body was taken from Lahore to Calcutta via train. After this, the British stopped handing over bodies of revolutionaries to their kin.

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The members of HSRA & Durga Bhabhi were on the funeral train. When the train stopped at Kanpur, Jawaharlal Nehru paid tributes to Das. In Calcutta, Netaji Bose led the miles-long funeral procession.

Even then, the Hindu Mahasabha never paid any tributes to Jatin Das.

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