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Surya Sen was born on 22 March 1894 in Chittagong. He as a revolutionary took part in non cooperation movement. A commemorative stamp was released on him in 1977 by the Government of India
. Surya Sen was a teacher by profession. One of his teachers had initiated into revolutionary ideas in the year 1916 when he was studying in the Chittagong College. Thereafter he joined the revolutionary group Anushilan. In 1929, he became the president of the Chittagong district committee of the Indian National Congress
He became a teacher of the National school in Nandankanan and later joined the Umatara School at Chandanpura. He initiated a secret warfare against the colonial Government. One of his successful happenings was a robbery at the treasury office of the Bengal Assam
Railway at Chittagong on December 23, 1923. The Chittagong Armoury Raid that was done on April 18, 1930 was his major success. Thereafter he marched to Jalalabad hills along with his fellow revolutionaries and post battle with the British troops, he escaped from there.
Surya Sen was always hiding as he was being constantly followed up by the police. He had to shift from one place to another due to this. Netra Sen had informed the British that Surya Sen was at his house. The British took him in their custody on February 16, 1933.
Either because of money, or out of jealousy, or because of both, Netra Sen told the British Government that Surya Sen was at his house. As a result, the police came and captured him on February 16, 1933. Surya Sen was hanged along with Tarekeshwar Dastidar on January 12, 1934. He was brutally tortured before being hanged.
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