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Dhanji Manji parmar

Dhanbad, Jharkhand

June 10, 2022 to June 10, 2023

Dhanji Manji Parmar was a freedom fighter from Katras, Dhanbad. His father’s name was Manji Bhai Parmar and his wife's name was Parvati Devi. He had sons namely Ashok Parmar, Naresh Parmar, Lalit Parmar, Aman Parmar, and Manoj Parmar, and two daughters Usha Parmar and Pratima Parmar. He was born on 25th January 1925. He did his matriculation and completed his studies at Katras College. In Katrasgarh, he hoisted a flag at Katrasgarh Police Station. When lathi charge was done by Britishers on the main road in Katrasgarh he was also part of the procession. He also worked as a contractor at Chaitudih colliery. On 16th August 1942 at GNM High School in Katrasbazaar, Katras, when people were shouting the slogan Britishers Quit India, around four thousand to five thousand people who were already agitating against the Britishers at Angarpathra, also came towards Katras. The British Sargent blew lathi-charge on him. In front of the famous sweet shop of that time Gopal Mishtan Bhandar at Katras SDO, DC, Sergeant collectively tried to stop the agitating people but was not successful. At the Katras police chauk the revolutionaries shouted slogans against the Britishers. All the agitators were arrested and sent to Dhanbad jail the next day. After two months all were sent to Hazaribag jail. Amongst these revolutionaries, Dhanji Manji Parmar was also one of them. When the trial of all the revolutionaries started Dhanji Manji Parmar was also found guilty and was asked to pay a fine of fifty rupees, which he refused to pay. After this along with other revolutionaries, he was sent to Hazaribag jail for nine months. Due to this, he was sent to Hazaribag jail also. He did not receive any benefits from the Government just like another freedom fighter from Katras Ramanand Khaitan. He liked listening to the radio and reading Newspapers. He died in 1983.

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