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Satyan Dass

South Andaman, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

June 27, 2022

Name of Satyan Dass inscribed on the Homfraygunj Martyrs Memorial

Satyan Dass belonged to United Province came to Andaman and was living in Phoenix Bay. He was employed as Assistant Jailor at Port Blair.

In June 1942, he joined the Indian Independence League (IIL) and 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, Raj Ratan Dass 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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