Published:  01:48 AM, 10 September 2019

Bagha Jatin

Bagha Jatin

Bagha Jatin born Jatindranath Mukher-jee  was an Indian freedom fighter. He was the principal leader of the Yugantar party that was the central association of revolutionary freedom fighters in Bengal. Jatin was born to Sharatshashi and Umeshchandra Mukherjee in Kayagram, a village in the Kushtia subdivision of Nadia district in what is now Bangladesh. He grew up in his ancestral home at Sadhuhati, P.S. Rishkhali Jhenaidah until his father's death when Jatin was five years old. Well versed in Brahmanic studies, his father liked horses and was respected for the strength of his character. Sharatshashi settled in her parents' home in Kayagram with her husband and his elder sister Benodebala (or Vinodebala). A gifted poet, she was affectionate and stern in her method of raising her children.

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