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1. Who was Khudiram Bose?
Union Home Minister has visited the native village of Bengali revolutionary Khudiram Bose in Midnapore, West Bengal. One of the youngest leaders of the Independence movement, Khudiram Bose is highly regarded in Bengal for his fearless spirit. He was just 19 when he was hanged! Who was Khudiram Bose? • Bose was born in 1889 at a small village in Midnapore district. • From his adolescent years, he was drawn towards revolutionary activities, being inspired by a series of public lectures given by Sri Aurobindo and Sister Nivedita, when the duo visited Midnapore in the early 1900s. • In 1905, when Bengal was partitioned, he actively participated in protests against the British. • At the age of 15, Bose joined the Anushilan Samiti, an early 20th-century organisation that propounded revolutionary activities in Bengal. • Within a year, he had learnt how to make bombs and would plant them in front of police stations.