07 FEBRUARY MANMATH NATH GUPTA (1908 to 2000)
Born on 07 February 1908 in Varanasi, Manmath Nath Gupta was an Indian revolutionary, and the author of autobiographical, historical, and fictional books in Hindi, English, and Bengali. He was an active member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) and was involved in the famous Kakori train robbery on 09 August 1925, in which he and other revolutionaries looted the train in which the British administration was carrying Indian money. He was imprisoned for fourteen years for this incident. After his release from jail in 1937, he started writing against the British government. He was incarcerated again in 1939 and was released a year before India became independent. Amongst the several books that he wrote on the history of the Indian struggle for independence, the book “They Lived Dangerously – Reminiscences of a Revolutionary”, is most famous, as it is about the life of a revolutionary and the pain and sacrifice that is part of their journey. Manmath Nath Gupta passed away on 26 October 2000.
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