Batukeshwar Dutt is best known for having exploded two bombs, along with Bhagat Singh, in the Central Legislative Assembly in New Delhi on 8 April 1929.
15 Facts About Batukeshwar Dutt
Batukeshwar Dutt was a member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.
Batukeshwar Dutt was born on 18 November 1910 in Khandaghosh village, Purba Bardhaman district, in what is West Bengal in a Bengali Kayastha family.
Batukeshwar Dutt graduated from Pandit Prithi Nath High School in Cawnpore.
Batukeshwar Dutt learned about bomb-making while working for the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.
However, later the plan was changed and Batukeshwar Dutt was entrusted with planting it alongside Singh.
On 8 April 1929, Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt threw two bombs inside the assembly rushing from Visitor's Gallery.
Batukeshwar Dutt was deported to the Cellular Jail, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Batukeshwar Dutt nonetheless participated in the Quit India Movement of Mahatma Gandhi and was again jailed for four years.
Batukeshwar Dutt was forced into starting a transport business for livelihood.
Batukeshwar Dutt was cremated in Hussainiwala near Firozepur in Punjab where the bodies of his comrades Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar were cremated many years before.
Batukeshwar Dutt was survived by his only daughter, Bharti Dutta Bagchi, in Patna where his house was situated in the Jakkanpur area.
Batukeshwar Dutt was one of the writers of the film Shaheed.
Rajanarayanan's novel Gopallapurathu makkal, Batukeshwar Dutt is anachronistically mentioned as dead on the 56th day of his hunger-strike in 1929.