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Nand Bihari Pande

Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

July 10, 2024 to July 10, 2026

Nand Bihari Pande, born in December 1918 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, was a dedicated freedom fighter whose life exemplified courage and sacrifice. From the village of Kushgawan (Majhauli) in Jabalpur district, he was the son of Shri Mathura Prasad Pande. His profound patriotism drew him into the Quit India Movement of 1942, a critical campaign against British colonial rule led by Mahatma Gandhi.

Pande's unwavering commitment to the cause led to his arrest on 19 August 1942, by British authorities. He was sentenced to eight months of rigorous imprisonment, a severe punishment that highlighted the colonial regime's intolerance for dissent.

While imprisoned in Jabalpur Central Jail, Pande's health declined due to the harsh conditions and lack of adequate medical care. Despite these challenges, his spirit remained unbroken.

Tragically, Nand Bihari’s fight for India's freedom was cut short when he died in jail on 31 May 1943.

Details are mentioned in ‘Who’s Who of Indian Martyrs’, Volume II, (Page No. 232), published by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India.

Source: Md Ziauddin. Contributor FOR CCRT.