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Baijnath Kesri

Dhanbad, Jharkhand

June 10, 2022 to June 10, 2023

Baijnath Keshri was a freedom fighter in the Dhanbad District of Dhanbad. His father’s name was Mahavir Saw and his wife’s name was Kamla Devi. He had four daughters and two sons. His one son was named Lt. Krishna Narayan Keshri and his wife's name is Shobha Devi. Baijnath Keshri date of the birth year was 1924. Baijyanth Keshri's ancestral home was at Sikandra, Poher, Jamui. Currently, he and his family live at Paanpatti, Jharia, and Dhanbad. He was famously known as Baiju. He also worked as a lawyer at Dhanbad Court. Baijnath's office was at Haldipatti, Jharia, and Dhanbad. As he was a freedom fighter he was invited by the Nazis, to Dhanbad Court for hoisting flags on 15th August and 26th January. In the case of Lal Kothi, he also went to Vidyasagar. He had contributed during the 1942 Quit India Movement and went to Hazaribag jail. He had also worked with the freedom fighter of Jharia, Dhanbad Lt. Ramjas Agarwal, who had contributed to the freedom movement. During the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Quit India Movement, he received a letter from the Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs, mentioning his contribution to the Quit India Movement. Baijnath Keshri was an honest person and his passion was law and also wanted to become a judge. He used to help people in marriage ceremonies and he had received a railway pass from the Indian Government. He died on 1st August 1976.