A Popular square in heart of Kolkata had been named as Benoy Badal Dinesh Bagh. It was done to honor the sacrifice of three martyr Benoy, Badal and Dinesh Chandra Gupta, who sacrificed their life for our freedom.
Unfortunately, In course of time the three name is forgotten and places is known with the abbreviation BBD Bagh alone. We are writing the small piece of story to pay an honorable tribute to their sacrifice and memory. Hopefully generation to come would realize and recall the price paid in acquiring the freedom from tyrannical British rule.
Contrary to popular belief, East India Company had their officers too infamous for their notoriety and criminal intent. In fact they were selected group of uncouth and rogue character from among the English society. They were little better version of Sea Pirate who arrived India for the sole purpose of plunder. It was a sense of slavery to white skin that Indian fake historian honored them with venerable sobriquet. Else they were dirt of their own society.
Mir Jaffar proved himself to be a competing in dishonesty and treachery to these counterpart, who by aligning with British allowed them a victory in Bengal.
Bengal bore the brunt of British notoriety. The exploitation and loot of resources which begun in 1757 continued till 1947. The Writers Building in Kolkata a red color British time construction became the center of account keeper of these British plunders. All Sins of loot were recorded and tabulated here. It was a maze of British officer and their Indian enslaved clerk.
It was the 8th of December 1930. The Writer’s Building in Kolkata, was buzzing with activity as usual. The infamous building had also housed the office of Inspector General of Prisons, N.S. Simpson, he was notorious for torturing and killing score of innocent Indian and specially freedom fighters. It was unchecked tyranny in those days. Seldom were the days gone when his cruelty had not terminated the life of an Indian soul. He was savage and a rogue character in the service of his master.
Indian freedom fighter who mostly pursued a non-violent means of agitation had to invariably undergo dreadful encounter with the police under his command. The young Benoy, Badal and Dinesh Chandra Gupta had his limit of tolerance. They decided to avenge the killing and torture of their fellow revolutionary. And thereafter they decided to hurt where it bleed most. The audacious plan was to enter the Secretariat office and into the Police chamber of Inspector general and Killed N. S. Simpson
The three revolutionary Benoy, Badal and Dinesh Chandra Gupta finally ripped through the British maze, enter the the champer and fatally shot the Inspector General of Prisons, N.S. Simpson. The terror had struck into the heart of British establishment. The police had encircled the three revolutionary by now. It was a Suicidal mission. Badal Gupta took Potassium cyanide, while Benoy and Dinesh shot themselves with their own revolvers. Benoy was taken to the hospital where he died on 13 December 1930. The three revolutionary offer their supreme sacrifice to avenge the death of their loving country man. Who were the three Heroes??
Benoy Krishna Basu was born on 11th September 1908, in the village of Rohitbhog in Munshiganj district, now in Bangladesh. Under the influence of Hemachandra Ghosh, Benoy joined the Mukti Sangha a secret society connected to the revolutionary Jugantar party. He was only 22 year old when he offered his life for mother India.
Dinesh Gupta was born on 6th December 1911, in the tiny village of Josholong in Munshiganj district, now in Bangladesh. He was associated with the Bengal Volunteers, a group mobilized by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in 1928. He was only 19 years of age when decided to lead the assault on the British.
Badal Gupta was another teen who was also a member of Bengal Volunteers. He was influenced by the revolutionary activities of his two paternal uncles, Late Dharani Nath Gupta, and Nagendra Nath Gupta, both involved in the Alipore Bomb Case, and imprisoned along with Rishi Aurobindo Ghosh.
The three Benoy, Badal and Dinesh Chandra Gupta sacrificed their life for the sake of freedom of India. The true tribute to these legendary revolutionary would be to remember them and follow the ideals he set for the nation.
I am sure, Generation of today and of tomorrow would trace their real hero among these freedom fighters.
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