Bina Das ( 24th August 1911- 26th December1986)
On 6th February 1932, the whole ambience of convocation Hall of Calcutta University was disrupted by volley of bullets fired by a young girl. The young and courageous girl was arrested on attempt of assassinating Stanley Jackson, the British governor of Bengal. This girl was none other than Bina Das, the courageous student who dared to shake the British Empire with her revolutionary action.
Even women have equally contributed to free India from foreign rule and Bina Das was one of them. Though Bina participated in rallies and protest marches, she started realizing that armed revolution is only the way to strike a terror in the minds of British. With a fierce resolution to gain freedom, Bina Das plunged into action by joining “Chhatri Sangha”, a revolutionary group in Calcutta. The first action of this revolutionary party was to kill a ruthless and tyrant British Governor during the convocation ceremony. Since Bina Das was also going to get her graduation degree on that event, she decided to take the initiative of assassinating the ruthless Governor. The convocation ceremony was filled with several young graduates and Bina Das was one of them. When Stanley Jackson was about to arrive at her side, Bina Das immediately fired five bullets from her revolver. But the governor managed to escape unscratched from the attack. Since Bina Das had just started practising shooting, her grip on the weapon was not strong. Bina Das was arrested and was sentenced to 9 years of painful imprisonment. Even though the mission was a failure, Bina Das was glad that she had succeeded in striking a terror in mind of British supremacy.
After her release in 1939, Bina continued her protests against the British rule. She was imprisoned for her participation in “Quit India movement” and had to suffer several hardships. Later, Bina Das got married to Jatish Chandra Bhaumik, a member from Jugantar Group.
Last Days – After the demise of her husband, Bina Das preferred to lead a solitary life and breathed her last on 26th December in Rishikesh, Uttar Pradesh. It is very sad to know that majority of Indians are unaware of the sacrifice made by countless revolutionaries and Bina Das was one of them. Through this blog post, I have taken a stride to throw a light on the struggle made by the courageous and strong willed patriots like Bina Das. Hope you like this article.
After 4 years of this article, I never realized that article will be a medium to connect one to lost relatives. On request of my senior colleague Jay Bhattacharjee, I am adding his contact details so that his relative can get in touch with him.
Contact Details – Jay Bhattacharjee
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