(Last Updated on : 03/07/2012)
Lalmohan Sen was one of the well known Bengali revolutionaries and as well as an Indian freedom fighter
. He was a member of the armed resistance movement, which was under the leadership of Surya Sen
. Lalmohan Sen was amongst the foremost members of the Indian Republican Army
that was a revolutionary group in Chittagong included various Indian revolutionaries and Indian freedom fighters who conducted and participated in the well known Chittagong Armoury Raid Case
in the year 1930. After the incident, he was captured by the British Indian Police and imprisoned for a period of 16 years. Later, Sen died in the Noakhali genocide.
Early Life of Lalmohan Sen
Lalmohan Sen was born in the year 1909 in the island of Sandwip, off the coast of Chittagong, in the district of Noakhali, which was situated in Eastern Bengal and Assam, during the rule of the British Empire in India
. He was born in a Bengali Hindu business family. During his initial years, Sen recived his education from an ordinary school in the mainland, in Chittagong town. After the successful completion of his secondary education, Lalmohan Sen pursued his higher studies in medicine.
Revolutionary Activities of Lalmohan Sen
During his studies in college Lalmohan Sen met with Masterda Surya Sen. He was inspired to join the Indian freedom struggle
and become a member of the Indian Republican Army. He even broke his uncle's safe once in order to raise funds for the revolutionary endeavours. Eventually Lalmohan Sen participated in the renowned Chittagong Armoury Raid Case
in the year 1930. The armoury raid in Chittagong was one of the most astonishing and heroic revolutionary activities in the history of the Indian freedom struggle
that was devised by the youths of Chittagong. 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 Kalpana Dutta
, Pritilata Waddedar
, Anand Gupta, Jiban Ghoshal, Ananta Singh
, Tarakeswar Dastidar, Lalmohan Sen, Harigopal Bal
(Tegra), Ardhendu Dastidar, Sasanka Datta, Naresh Roy, Ambika Chakrobarty, Subodh Roy
, Nirmal Sen, Lokenath Bal
and Ganesh Ghosh
Lalmohan Sen played a rather significant role during the Chittagong Armoury Raid. He sabotaged the transport system in Chittagong region before the raid in April 1930. Consequently he was sentenced to life imprisonment for his participation in the incident and was deported to the Andaman. He was imprisoned for almost 16 years in the Andaman Cellular Jail and other jails. In the year 1946, Sen was released on parole from Dhaka jail.
Later Life of Lalmohan Sen
During the imprisonment of Lalmohan Sen, he was drawn towards communism and later joined the Communist Party of India
after he was released. He went back to the island of Sandwip in August, 1946. During the religious agitations between the Hindus and Muslims in October 1946, Sen died while resisting a Muslim mob from slaughtering the Hindus.