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CHITTRANJAN DAS (DESHBANTLHU) Chittaranjan Das whose life is a landmark in the history of India’s struggle for freedom was amiably called ‘Deshbandhu’ (Friend of the country). He belonged to an upper middle class Vaidya family of, Telirbagh of the then Dacca district. A fervent member of the Brahma Samaj. He was also well-known for his intellectual and journalistic pursuits for the sole object of attaining freedom. Chittaranjan Das was born on 5th November, 1870 in Calcutta. Das descended from a family of ‘vaidyas’ (physicians). His father, Bhuben Mohan Das, was a lawyer and journalist. His mother’s name was Nistarini Devi. After receiving his early education at the London Missionary Society’s Institution at Bhowanipore (Calcutta), Chittaranjan passed the entrance examination in 1885 as a private candidate. He graduated from the Presidency College in 1890. He then went to England to complete for the ICS, but he was ‘the last man out’ in his career. Therefore, he joined the Inner Temple and was called to the bar in 1894. Das developed a logical mind owing to his father and a liberal outlook and a deep sense of hospitality owing to his mother. As a child, Das was deeply imbued with patriotism and recited patriotic poems. Das developed a keen interest in...
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