FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SILCHAR, Dec 3: Khudiram Bose’s 127th birth anniversary was observed here with devotiol fervour. Floral tributes were paid at the statue of Khudiram Bose, who was a boy martyr. He was one of the youngest Indian revolutiory figures of freedom struggle and was hanged, for his anti-British activities, on August 11 at a tender age of 18. Cultural programmes were also held before the statue of Khudiram Bose at Club Road of this town. Artistes rendered a number of devotiol songs commemorating the martyr. He was sentenced to death for attacking and killing three Britishers in Muzaffarpur, Bihar in 1908.
Khudiram Bose was orphaned at a young age and raised by his elder sister. However, the idea to fight for the country’s freedom came early in his mind. So when he was asked to me the co-conspirators during his trial, Bose is said to have taken full responsibility of his actions. To honour the boy martry death, poet Pitambar Das wrote and composed the popular Bengali song Ek Baar Bidaye De Ma is a song that resote the passion the young boy had for his motherland. It is also a song that mages to bring a lump in one’s throat because of its sad, haunting and memorable words. The song still haunts us and remains one of the most celebrated tear-jerkers songs ever written and composed.