Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav as Lalmohan Sen, unsung freedom fighter from Chittagong
New Delhi, August 05: Lalmohan Sen was an Indian revolutionary who participated in the Chittagong Armory Raid. He was imprisoned for 16 years. Shortly after his release, he was assassinated in the Noakhali Genocide of Hindus.
Who was Lalmohan Sen?
Lalmohan Sen was born in Chattagram village, Muchhapur, Undivided Bengal, off Chittagong, Noakhali district, to a Bengali Hindu Kayastha family around 1912. Not much is known of his youth and of his education, except that he had taken medicine in his higher studies until he was attracted to the revolutionary activities of the Indian Republican Army, led by Surya Sen, best known for leading the raid of the Chittagong arsenal in 1930.
According to information available about him, on April 18, 1930, Sen was given the overall task of reversing the railroad tracks to isolate Chattagram from the rest of the country. He succeeded in the mission.
However, he was arrested later that year and sent to Chattagram Prison for trial by the Special Court, which sentenced him to transmigration for life with rigorous imprisonment.
After spending sixteen years in Andaman Cellular Prison and other prisons, he was finally paroled from Dhaka Prison in 1946. He settled in his home village of Noakhali. Sadly, he was stabbed to death by the community’s frantic goons as he tried to stop a dispute during the Noakhali riot.
As India celebrates Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav for 75 years of independence, it’s time to recognize and honor those people who contributed to India’s freedom movement, but who are anonymous to the masses today.
Article first published: Friday, August 5, 2022, 11:12 p.m. [IST]