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The home of social reformer and freedom hero, Abdul Rahman Sahib

Thrissur, Kerala

March 12, 2021

Chapekar Museum

Abdul Rahman Sahib was a freedom fighter and he belonged to Azhikkodu in Trissur district. His house is built in the traditional Kerala architectural style, known as Nalukettu. At present the house has been converted into a museum on Freedom Struggle.

This museum showcases the sacrifices and achievements of Mohammed Abdul Rahman Sahib as a social reformer as well as freedom fighter. It now holds memorabilia and other items in remembrance of his fight, along with that of other unsung heroes. Sahib played a crucial role in bringing back peace after the 1921 Moplah Riots, and was imprisoned for two years. He also participated in the Salt Satyagraha at Calicut Beach in 1930, following which he was sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for nine months.

Being an admirer of Subhas Chandra Bose ("Netaji"), Muhammad Abdul Rahman sahib associated himself with the All India Forward Bloc formed by Bose. After the Second World War broke out and Abdul Rahman Sahib was jailed from 1940 to 1945 by the British Raj. After the release from jail, he returned to Calicut and started active participation in Congress activities. He died on 23 November 1945 aged 47 at Pottashery village near Chennamangallur (in the present-day Kozhikode district) just after addressing a public meeting at Kodiyathur.

In 1998 the Department of Posts and Telegraph issued a commemorative stamp in his honour.