Beyond supreme sacrifice: But Bengal and entire India have almost forgotten him (Part-I)(We have heard about supreme sacrifice. But is there anything beyond supreme sacrifice? Let us know.)
8th December, 1930: Benoy Basu, Badal Gupta and Dinesh Gupta, three great sons of Mother India, entered Writers' Building in Calcutta in European attire and killed Lowman, the Inspector General of Police who was infamous for assassinating innocent people. The next target was Col. Simpson, the Inspector General of Prisons, who was infamous for the brutal oppression of the prisoners in jails. This part of the mission was also successfully achieved.
Police immediately arrived at Writers' Building from the adjacent Lalbazar, the headquarter of Bengal Police. In the ensuing gun-battle, the three young men were outnumbered and out-weaponed. When the ammunition was exhausted, Badal took Potassium cyanide pill and instantly died. Benoy and Dinesh were greiveously injured and captured by the police. Benoy, a student of medicine, himself made his wound more griveous and he died in the jail hospital. Dinesh survived and was sentenced to death by Justice Garlik . He was hanged to death on 7th July, 1931.
When people of India had been discussing the unbelievable feat of these three youth none of whom crossed 25 at the time of their death, the hero of this story, a physically weak, bespectacled man from a very poor traditional Bengali Brahmin family, very quietly entered the scene.
(..........Please read the story of this unsung hero in the next part: Beyond supreme sacrifice: But Bengal and entire India have almost forgotten him (Part-II))