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Facts you should definitely know about ‘Kakori Conspiracy’

  • Mrinalini Singh
  • December 19, 2017
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India celebrates its Independence Day on 15th August. It is worth knowing that this auspicious day of celebration is not achieved in a fortnight or a single day, but a long process of struggle and ‘Kakori Train Conspiracy’ is one of the crucial events of the freedom struggle of India. According to history, a political robbery and the incident took place at the small town Kakori which was just 16 km away from the Lucknow on August 9, 1925.

Let’s check out some interesting facts:

  • Om Ram Prasad Bismil and Ashfaqulla Khan, the Indian revolutionary who took part in Manipur Conspiracy in 1918, and the Kakori conspiracy of 1925, both against the British Empire, is being remembered even today for their contribution to the Indian Independence movement.
  • Bismil’s father was an employee of the municipality board of Shahjahanpur. Bismil quit his studies as his father’s earnings were not enough to run the expenses.
  • He became a member of the Hindustan Republic Association at a very tender age. It was all because of his revolutionary organisation he became familiar with other freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Ashfaqulla Khan, Sukhdev.
  • The Kakori Conspiracy was the mastermind of Bismil and Khan. The incident of Kakori conspired because they need fund for the revolutionary act against Britishers.
  • After the incident, the British started the search and 40 members of the HRA were booked for murder and robbery. Along Bismil and Khan, Thakur Roshan Singh and Rajendra Lahiri were charged with several offence robbery and murder.
  • After the final verdict of Kakori trail: Bismil, Khan, Singh and Lahiri were given death sentence and rest were given Kaala Paani (Cellular jail of Port Blair).
  • Bismil was kept behind bars at Gorakhpur and later he was hanged to death on December 19, 1927, at the age of 30.
  • The poem ‘Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna’ is the most famous poem attributed by Ram Prasad Bismil. His love for the nation and his revolutionary spirit that always wanted the freedom of India from the British rule, even at the cost of his life, were his main inspirations while penning down his poems.

We salute and remember all those freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to set India free from colonial rulers.

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