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Fakhir Chandra Da

Dhanbad, Jharkhand

June 10, 2022 to June 10, 2023

Freedom fighter Fakhir Chandra Da was a resident of Badbadi, Kalubathan, Keliyasol block, Mugma, Dhanbad district, and Jharkhand. He was born in January 1923. His father’s name was Hadi Ram Nath Da and had sons namely Ajit Kumar Da, Uttam Kumar Da, Gautam Kumar Da, Tapan Kumar Da, Gagan Kumar Da, and daughters namely Lt. Gayatri Nath, and Rita Halda. He had contributed to the freedom struggle and due to uprooting one lakh thirty-two thousand electric poles in Jharia he was arrested and sent to Hazaribag jail during Quit India Movement and there he met Gandhiji and Dr. Rajendra Prasad. When he was in jail Ram Narayan Sharma was also in Hazaribag jail and was released from jail in 1943. After being released from jail for two years he joined as a teacher in primary school in Mugma. He served as a teacher and retired in 1986. He had also received a copper plate from the Indian Government during the regime of Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi in 1972. After independence, he did not join politics and was also offered a ticket by Congress to contest elections but he refused. He was suffering from a disease related to kidney and fell on Saraswati puja day and had broken his leg and died at the age of 95 on 7th February 1986, late night on Tuesday. When the news of his death broke the next day MLA Arup Chatterjee, Keliyasol BDO Kalidas Munda, Nirsa BDO Mukesh Kumar Bauri, and CO Krishna Kumar Marandi were present at his residence. At Sangamahal, Khudia river his last rites were observed with state honor and the police force gave a guard of honor.

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