CHITTARANJAN DAS Biography - Royalty, Rulers & leaders


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Chittaranjan Das was also known as ‘Deshbandhu’. He was born on November 5, 1870 in Kolkata. His father Bhuban Mohan Das was a reputed solicitor. His early education was at die London Missionary Society Institution at Bhowanipore. He passed the entrance examination in 1885 and graduated from the Presidency College in 1890. He went to England to compete for the I.C.S. but joined the Bar in 1894.


Das came back to India and was enrolled as a barrister at the Kolkata High Court. He was not initially successful in the profession. The turning point in his career came with the Alipur Bomb Case. His brilliant handling of the case made him famous. In 1917, Das came to the forefront of nationalist politics when he presided over the Bengal Provincial Conference held at Bhowanipore. Later, he left his successful legal practice and joined the freedom struggle wholeheartedly. He was arrested and sentenced for six months. In 1922, he was elected the President of the Gaya Congress Session. He passed away on June 16,1925.