Published:  03:06 AM, 07 December 2017

Bagha Jatin

Bagha Jatin

Bagha Jatin (Tiger Jatin), born Jatindranath Mukherjee (7 December), was a Bengali revolutionary against British rule. He was the principal leader of the Yugantar party that was the central association of revolutionaries in Bengal.

Having met the German Crown-Prince in Calcutta shortly before World War I, he obtained the promise of arms and ammunition from Germany; as such, he was responsible for the planned German Plot during World War I.

Another of his original contributions was the inspiration of the Indian soldiers in various regiments in favour of an insurrection. 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.

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