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Shriram Atmaram Soudagar

Sindhudurg, Maharashtra

May 22, 2023 to May 22, 2024

Shriram Atmaram Soudagar, a resident of Shiroda village in the Vengurla taluka of Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra, played a role in India's freedom struggle. Although limited information is available about his life during the early 1940s, it appears that Soudagar was involved in opposing the British colonial government.

On March 3, 1941, Soudagar participated in Satyagraha by delivering speeches against the war in Shiroda. His peaceful protest against the war and colonial authorities presented a challenge to British rule in India. Consequently, he was arrested under the Defence of India rule and given a six-month prison sentence. After serving his term, Soudagar continued his involvement in the non-violent struggle for independence through the constructive programs of Congress. He distributed draft resolutions of Congress sessions among the local population, contributing to the dissemination of Congress's ideology and goals.

Shriram Atmaram Soudagar, a local congressman from Shiroda village in Maharashtra, actively participated in India's freedom struggle during the early 1940s. He engaged in non-violent protests against the British colonial government, including delivering anti-war speeches and distributing Congress resolutions among the local population.