Let us pay our respect to this great revolutionary on his death anniversaryHe was born on 22nd March, 1894. His father was a school teacher. He was sent to Baharampur from his birth-place Chittagong for Graduation study. In Baharampur, he came in contact with other revolutionaries of Bengal and joined Anushilan Samiti, a well-known revolutionary group of Bengal. After completion of his Graduation, he returned to Chittagong and started teaching Mathematics at National School.
But this great revolutionary not only taught Mathematics to his students. He also taught the students to love the Motherland. He single-handedly mentored an army of great revolutionaries and meticulously planned to attack the British in the heart of Chittagong city.
1930 arrived. The great disciples of this great revolutionary challenged the British. Preetilata Waddedar and her four comrades attacked European Club. She committed suicide when surrounded by the police. The great revolutionary himself raided Chittagong Armoury. British administration ceased to exist for a few months in Chittagong district. The revolutionaries fought the British soldiers at Jalalabad hill. Many of his disciples got killed. And he himself somehow managed to leave the place in disguise along with some of the comrades.
He asked his comrades to leave Chittagong but himself stayed in the district. He was ultimately captured in 1933 because of a police informer. The police informer was himself beheaded within a few days by another revolutionary.
The great revolutionary, the great mentor of the revolutionary group of Chittagong district, was brutally tortured in jail. Just before his hanging, the British broke all his teeth with a hammer and pulled out all his nails. The dying body of this great revolutionary was hanged at Chittagong Jail on 12th January, 1934. Another revolutionary named Tarakeshwar Dastidar was hanged along with him. The British crossed every limit of decency. His body was not allowed to be cremated. The deadbody was thrown in the Bay of Bengal.
The disciples of this great revolutionary who survived the carnage of the British played significant role even after independence of the country. They carried forward the sacred memory of Surya Sen, who is still known as 'Master-da' among Bengalis. His disciples actively took part for improvement of the people of the country after independence and remained in the forefront of various political movements till 1980s.
On his death anniversary, I respectfully pay my obedience to the great revolutionary and mentor of many revolutionaries, Surya Sen (Master-da).