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Hari Ram

Charkhi Dadri, Haryana

September 19, 2023 to September 19, 2024

Hari Ram was born in Mandola village in the house of Mehun Ram. He studied until class three in the government school of Kaliyana village. He joined the armed forces on 15 February 1941.

In 1942, Hari Ram joined the Indian National Army under the leadership of Subhas Chandra Bose. He fought with full force under the command of Netaji to liberate the country from British rule. His journey took him from Shyama, Nagoi, Lagoi, Thailand, and Burma, passing through Rangoon to Bangkok, facing and fighting enemies in the hills of Imphal, Manipur, Chittagong, Assam and Mizoram. He was finally detained by the British forces in Jiyabadi, Burma, and sent to Neelganj Camp Jail. Even in jail, he defied the British rule and had to endure many days of starvation. Eventually, with the efforts of Netaji, the country emerged from the clutches of British rule.

Hari Ram was married to Basanti Devi. On behalf of the nation, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi presented him with a copper plate for his outstanding contribution to the freedom struggle. On 21 October 1997, on the occasion of the birth centenary celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, he was honored by the Haryana government with a Tamra Patra in recognition of his active participation in the freedom struggle.

Hari Ram passed away in 2001.

Tamra Patra awarded by Government of India in 1972.
Tamra Patra awarded by Government of Haryana on the occasion or birth centenary of Netaji in 1997.

Source:  Prakash Sangwan, Contributor for CCRT