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Noor Mahi

South Andaman, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

June 27, 2022

Name of Noor Mahi inscribed on the Homfraygunj Martyrs Memorial

Noor Mahi was deported on transportation to Andaman. He lived at Phoenix Bay of South Andaman. In June 1942, he became a member of the Indian Independence League (IIL). He took part in anti-British activities of the League under Ram Singh of Junglighat. In October-November 1943 he was arrested and imprisoned 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.

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