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Bor Singh

Balod, Chhattisgarh

July 10, 2024 to July 10, 2026

Bor Singh was born in 1888 in Kariyatola village, located in the Balod district. Raised by his father, Man Singh, he received education up to the second grade. During the British colonial period, the local zamindars and Diwans in this area imposed harsh measures on the farmers, depriving them of their rights to extract resources from the forests and customary occupancy rights. In response to this oppression, the farmers of Chhattisgarh initiated a movement to liberate themselves from these hardships. Notable leaders like JanabWali Mohammad and the Agarwal brothers spearheaded the struggle in the Daundi area.

On 5 May 1939, a significant gathering took place in Kusumaksa, organized by Saryu Prasad Agarwal, where principles of fair treatment were established. The farmers began adhering to these principles, which caused discontent among the landlords.

Consequently, collaborating with the British authorities, the landlords started arresting the farmers. He was among those arrested under Section 379 of the Indian Penal Code and was detained in Raipur Central Jail for four months.

 Bor Singh passed away in December 1956.

Prashasti Patra was issued by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 1997.

Source: Raghvendra Kumar Dhruw, Contributor for CCRT.