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Kushal Konwar

Jorhat, Assam

January 25, 2022 to January 25, 2025

Kushal Konwar (1904 - 1943) was a Gandhian and probably the only person to be hanged for participating in the Quit India Movement. He was active in Assam. On 10 October 1942, a train got derailed in Golaghat, killing several English and American soldiers. Kushal Konwar was charged with sabotage. On 15 June 1943, he was hanged in Jorhat Jail.

Source: Azadi Ke Deewane Museum, Red Fort, ASI, Ministry of Culture