By Syeda Shabana Parveen
Calcutta (West Bengal) [India], Aug 14 (ANI): A 98-year-old freedom fighter who contributed to the Quit India movement was honored by the Indian government on Saturday.
The freedom fighter, identified as Kartick Chandra Dutta, was honored at his Kolkata residence by government officials.
âDutta was among the few freedom fighters who were invited to Delhi to be honored by the Indian government on Independence Day, but that couldn’t happen because of Covid. So the government sent his people here, they’ve been honored in Delhi by the president and prime minister before that about five or six times, “said Dutta’s son Debakar.
Regarding his father’s contribution as a freedom fighter, he said: âFrom the start he wanted to do something for his country. He also had a group of like-minded friends. He used slogans during the Quit India movement but was arrested and put in jail. “
“I didn’t know he was a freedom fighter. My mother-in-law told me about it. It was tough when he was put behind bars,” said Manjula, his wife.
Speaking to ANI, Kartick Chandra Dutta recalled being sent to prison several times but not quitting the freedom struggle despite this.
Kartick still remembers the times he was invited to the President’s house to be honored on Independence Day and expressed the wish to be able to visit Delhi again on this occasion. (ANI)