(Last Updated on : 02-07-2012)
Ganesh Ghosh was one of the Indian revolutionaries
and a freedom fighter
who is celebrated for his noteworthy contributions in the Indian freedom struggle
. Ghosh was a member of the armed resistance movement, which was led by Masterda Surya Sen
. Ganesh Ghosh was amongst the major members of the Indian Republican Army
, which was a revolutionary group in Chittagong. It included a number of revolutionaries and Indian freedom fighters
who conducted and participated in the famous Chittagong Armoury Raid Case
in the year 1930. Ganesh Ghosh was also a politician.
Early Life of Ganesh Ghosh
Ganesh Ghosh was born on 22nd June 1900 in Chittagong district in the Bengal Province, which was a part of British India at the time, presently at Bangladesh. He was admitted to the Bengal Technical Institute, Calcutta (now Kolkata
) in the year 1922.
Revolutionary Activities of Ganesh Ghosh
Ganesh Ghosh became a member of the Indian Republican Army during the early 1930s. The Indian Republican Army was a revolutionary group of Chittagong that was led by Surya Sen. The group conducted the Chittagong Armoury Raid in the year 1930. The armoury raid in Chittagong was perhaps the most surprising and valiant revolutionary endeavours in the history of the Indian freedom struggle
that was devised by the youths of the region. The attack was conducted on 18th April 1930 to raid the armoury of police and auxiliary forces from the Chittagong in Bengal province during the rule of the British Empire in India
. The Indian Republican Army was led by Masterda Surya Sen and other prominent members included Anand Gupta, Ardhendu Dastidar, Sasanka Datta, Kalpana Dutta
, Pritilata Waddedar
, Naresh Roy, Nirmal Sen, Jiban Ghoshal, Ananta Singh
, Tarakeswar Dastidar, Ambika Chakrobarty, Subodh Roy, Harigopal Bal (Tegra), Lokenath Bal
and Ganesh Ghosh. He later became a member of the Chittagong Jugantar party.
The much respected revolutionary Ganesh Ghosh was deported to the Cellular Jail in Port Blair in the year 1932 after the trial. After he was released from prison in the year 1946, Ghosh joined communist politics and became a member of the Communist Party of India.
Later Life of Ganesh Ghosh
After the nation attained independence from the rule of the British Empire in India
, Ganesh Ghosh became a leader of the Communist Party of India
. After the party was divided in 1964, he supported the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He was elected to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly as a Communist Party of India candidate from Belgachia in the years 1952, 1957 and 1962. Ghosh was also elected to the 4th Lok Sabha in the year 1967 from Calcutta South Lok Sabha
constituency as a candidate of Communist Party of India (Marxist). Ganesh Ghosh died at the age of 94 on 16th October 1994 in Calcutta, West Bengal