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Sitaram Dhawan

Dhanbad, Jharkhand

June 10, 2022 to June 10, 2023

Sitaram Dhawan was a freedom fighter from Dhanbad, Jharkhand. Sitaram Dhawan’s father name was Lt. Amirchand Dhawan and his wife name was Lt. Rajkumari Dhawan. Sitaram Dhawan had five sons namely Lt. P.L. Dhawan, M.K. Dhawan, Sujit Dhawan, Vijay Dhawan, and Ashwini Dhawan, and had a daughter namely Varsha Dhawan. Sitaram Dhawan was born in 1919. Originally he belonged to Rawalpindi, Pakistan but after the India Pakistan partition during independence, his family came to India and settled in Baghdegi, Lodna, and Dhanbad. Sitaram Dhawan was greatly influenced by Subhash Chandra Bose and was a soldier of the Indian National Army. Sitaram Dhawan worked with the Shahnawaz brigade of Subhash Chandra Bose. Sitaram Dhawan was sent to Burma Jail and after that, he was shifted to Lahore jail. Sitaram Dhawan was in jail for one year. When in Burma Subhash Chandra was given the Last guard of honor Sitaram Dhawan was present there. Sitaram Dhawan received a pension from both central and state Governments. He was also awarded and appreciated for his work as a freedom fighter on 20th August 1992 on the occasion of the 48th Birthday of Lt. Prime Minister Shree Rajiv Gandhi. The function was held at District Congress Office, Rajendra Path, Dhanbad. He was also the Up-Mukhia of Bagdegi. Sitaram Dhawan had also worked as a coolie and also ran a tea stall. He also participated in social work. Sitaram Dhawan died at the age of 90 on 29th April 2009. He breathed his last in Bhagania Nursing Home as he had felled two weeks back. His last rites were performed at Bastacola Gaushala, Dhanbad.

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