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Taranibhushan Som

Kolkata, West Bengal

June 21, 2024 to June 21, 2026

Taranibhushan Som, born in 1896, was deeply drawn to the Swadeshi movement from his childhood. Inspired by the revolutionaries of the Anushilan Samiti, especially Pulinbihari Das, Som joined the Samiti during his student years and became actively involved in the freedom struggle.

Som's revolutionary activities brought him to the attention of the police, leading to his arrest in the Benares Conspiracy case. Upon his release, he was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi's ideals and took on significant roles in various Congress conferences, excelling in his duties. He became a dedicated participant in Gandhi's Civil Disobedience Movement, resulting in multiple imprisonments. His commitment to the cause saw him spend nearly twenty years in prison between 1924 and 1946.

After India's independence, Som focused on establishing Anushilan Bhawan with the support of his revolutionary comrades. He continued his organizational work and dedicated himself to aiding the poor and oppressed.

Taranibhushan Som passed away on February 20, 1967, leaving behind a legacy of unwavering dedication to India's freedom and social justice.

Name mentioned at page number 205 in the book " Mrityunjaee" (Second edition, 15th August 1997) published by the Department of Information and Culture, Government of West Bengal.
Name mentioned at page number 205 in the book " Mrityunjaee" (Second edition, 15th August 1997) published by the Department of Information and Culture, Government of West Bengal.

Source: Soumen Pal, Contributor for CCRT.

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