Prafulla Chandra Chaki
A commemorative postage stamp on Profullo Chaki, an Indian Bengali revolutionary associated with Jugantar group :
Issued on Dec 11, 2010
Issued for : India Post commemorates the Commitment to freedom and the sacrifice of Prafulla Chandra Chaki by issuing this postage stamp.
Stamp/FDC/Cancellation : Nenu Gupta
Type : Stamp, Mint condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.3 Million
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nasik
Name : Prafulla Chandra Chaki
Born on Dec 11, 1888 at Bihar, Bagra district, Bengal Presidency, British India [now in Bangladesh]
Died on May 2, 1908 at Mokama Ghat, Bihar, India
- Prafulla Chandra Chaki was born on December 11, 1888 in the Bihar village of Bagra district, now in Bangladesh, to Shri Raj Narain and Smt. Swarnmai Devi. He was expelled from Rangpur Zilla School when studying class 9 for taking part in student’s demonstration that violated the Carlile Circular of the Government of East Bengal and Assam. He joined Rangpur National School where he came in contact with revolutionaries like Jitendra Narayan Roy, Abinash Chakravarti, Ishan Chandra Chakravarti and became a believer and practitioner of the revolutionary philosophies, in his effort to participate in the freedom struggle of India.
- Barin Ghosh brought Prafulla to Kolkata and he was enlisted in Jugantar Party. His first assignment was to kill Sir Joseph Bampfylde Fuller (1854-1935), the first Lieutenant Governor of the new province of Eastern Bengal and Assam. However, the plan did not materialize. Again, Prafulla, along with Khudiram Bose was chosen for murdering Kingsford, the Calcutta Presidency Magistrate, and later, magistrate of Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
- Khudiram and Prafulla watched the usual movements of Kingsford and prepared a plan to kill him. On the evening of April 30, 1908, the duo waited in front of the gate, they threw bombs and blew up the carriage. However, the vehicle was not carrying Kingsford but two British ladies, Mrs. and Miss Kennedy, were killed. The revolutionaries fled from there and decided on separate routes for escape. Prafulla took a disguise and boarded a train to Kolkata. Nandlal Banerjee, a Sub-Inspector of Police, suspected Prafulla at the Samastipur. Being surrounded by the Police at Mokameh station, he shot himself in the head on 02nd May, 1908, Khudiram Bose was later arrested and hanged to death.
- Text : Based on material provided by the proponent.