Yaad Karo Kurbani : BENOY-BADAL-DINESH

Benoy-Badal-Dinesh-trio

8TH DECEMBER,1930…

BENOY-BADAL-DINESH stormed into Bengal Secretariat, Writers’Buildings and killed DG, Prison, Simpson to avenge the inhumane torture inflicted upon the revolutionaries within the jails.

After a pitched battle in the corridors of Writers’ Buildings thereafter, Benoy Basu consumed potassium cyanid and both Badal Gupta and Dinesh Gupta shot at themselves to avoid arrest.

But Benoy died instantaneously, whereas Badal after 5 days of struggling with life and death and Dinesh was hanged after a few months.

Incidentally, my father and Dinesh were friends and belonged to Yugantar group. I came to know from my father that Dinesh joined them in a feast a day before the writers’ buildings operation at Hindu Hostel in a new tailored European suit and hat and being asked about the change in dress he only smiled but said nothing.

Dinesh was found to be extra ordinarily cheerful and joyous on that evening without giving any hint of their sacrificial sojourn the next morning.

Next day they became part of our glorious history. The Tank Square of British regime, renamed after infamous Dalhousie was further renamed as BBD Bagh as a mark of respect to these great sons of Mother India.

OUR DEEPEST HOMAGE… KAHAN GAYE OH LOG…
– Sukhendu Sekhar Ray

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