This Women’s Day remembering Bina Das, she was a revolutionary and a freedom fighter who shot Bengal Governor got Padma Shri.
Life of Bina Das:
- She was a member of the Chatri Sangha revolutionary society.
- Her parents, Beni Madhab Das and Sarala Devi were idealistic and politically aware.
- After the 1928 session of the Congress Bina joined a circle of revolutionaries whose leader was Bhupal Bose.
- In 1932 she catapulted herself into history by attempting to shoot the Governor of Bengal, Stanley Jackson, at the convocation where she was to receive her degree.
- She was caught and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment.
- After her early release in 1939, Das joined the Congress party.
- In 1942, she participated in the Quit India movement and was imprisoned again from 1942–45.
- From 1946–47, she was a member of the Bengal Provincial Legislative Assembly and, from 1947–51, of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.
- Some years later, in 1941, she became the secretary of the South Kolkata Congress Committee, and in 1940 she accompanied Gandhiji to Noakhali during riots.
- Award: She won the Padma Shri award in 1960 for her "Social Work".
Works: Bina Das wrote two autobiographical works in Bengali: Shrinkhal Jhankar and Pitridhan.
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