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Mir Alam

South Andaman, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

June 27, 2022

Mir Alam, son of Rehmatullah Khan of NWFP was born in 1900 at Mansera. He was deported on transportation. He was employed as Munshi in Medical Department. He married in 1925. As a member of the Indian Independence League (IIL), his main task was to work for the expansion and strengthening of the League. He was also elected as a Village Secretary of Sewa Samiti at Bambooflat in South Andaman. During the course of organizational work, he used to deliver anti-British speeches for which he was cautioned by the personnel of the Indian Military Police stationed at Wimberleygunj and Bambooflat, but he did not care for such a warning. He was arrested and interned in the Cellular Jail. During his imprisonment, he received inhuman and barbaric torture. On 30 January 1944, he was shot dead by the Japanese squad and buried in an ‘L’ shaped mass grave with 43 others in a row at Homfraygunj in South Andaman. A memorial ‘Balidan Vedi’ has been erected in memory of them at the spot where they got martyrdom.

The name of Mir Alam inscribed on the Homfraygunj Martyrs Memorial ‘Balidan Vedi’