The barrister and Indian Independence activist, Sarat Chandra Bose was born today on 6th September, 1889. He was a son of Jankinath Bose and elder brother of Subhas Chandra Bose.
Sarat Bose studied in Presidency College, then affiliated with the University Of Calcutta, and then went to England in 1911 to become a barrister. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn. He began a successful legal practice upon his return to India, but later abandoned it to join the Indian independence movement.
As a young man, Sarat witnessed and imbibed the early revolutionary fervour which swept across Bengal in those years. He joined the agitation against the failed imperial attempt to partition Bengal.
Bose became the President of the Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee in 1936, later he served as a member of All India Congress Committee from 1936 to 1947. He also strongly supported the formation of Indian National Army by Subhash Chandra Bose.
He left us prematurely on 20 February 1950. To honor him India post has issued commemorative postage stamp in 1998.
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