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Radha Kishan

South Andaman, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

June 27, 2022

Name of Radha Kishan inscribed on the Homfraygunj Martyrs Memorial

Radha Kishan born on 15 September 1911 was living in Junglighat of South Andaman. He joined Forest Department as a Head Gunner. In May 1942, he joined 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. Along with him, his cousin Hari Kishan met the same fate and died of torture in jail on 15 January 1944. 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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