Jatindra Nath Das- one of the youngest freedom fighter of India was born on 27th October 1904 at Calcutta. He joined the Anushilan Samiti, a revolutionary group in Bengal and also participated in Gandhi’s Non-cooperation movement in 1921.
While pursuing BA at Vidyasagar College in Kolkata, he got arrested due to his political activities. At the Mymensingh Singh Central Jail, he went on a hunger strike to protest against the ill-treatment meted out to political prisoners. After fasting twenty days, when the jail Superintendent offered an apology, Jatin gave up the fast.
His wide-ranging political activities brought him in contact with the revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh and Satyendra Nath Bose. Sachindra Nath Sanyal taught Jatin Das bomb-making and later Jatin worked with Bhagat Singh, making bombs for their revolutionary purposes.
On 14 June 1929 again he was arrested for revolutionary activities and was imprisoned in Lahore jail. He was named as one of the accused in what came to be known as Lahore Conspiracy Case. In jail he protested against the inhuman treatment of political under trials and prisoners by the British authorities, Jatin started his memorable hunger strike.
This youngest revolutionary of India died in Lahore Jail after a 63 day hunger strike when he was only 24 years old. Mintage World salutes the most courageous and the youngest freedom fighter of India on his Birth Anniversary.
India Post honours this hero of India with a special commemorative stamp. Issued in the year 1979, the stamp comes with the denomination of INR 30 Paisa and features a portrait of Jatindra Nath Das.
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