➤ She was leading one of the five batches of volunteers (of the Vidyut Bahini) formed by the Samar Parishad (War Council) at Tamluk to capture the Tamluk police station on September 29, 1942, when she was shot dead by the British Indian Police. Had murdered.
India’s independence is the result of the struggle of innumerable people. Among these countless people, there is one personality – ‘Old Gandhi’. Matangini Hazra, known as Budhi Gandhi (or Gandhi Budhi), was an Indian revolutionary who participated in the Indian independence movement.
Childhood spent in poverty
Matangini Hazra was born on October 19, 1870. He was born in a very poor family in Hogla village of Midnapore district in West Bengal (Bengal Presidency). The financial condition of the house was not very good. Father Thakurdas Meti managed the house somehow. He got married at the age of 12. Her husband “Trilochan Hazra” died just six years later. Since then he earned his living by doing ‘labour’ work.
From social work to independence revolution
After the death of her husband, Hajra devoted herself completely to social work. She always started participating in the sorrows and joys of the villagers. Because of her service-loving nature, she was attracted towards the freedom struggle.
In the year 1932, he participated in the non-cooperation movement and was arrested for breaking the Salt Act. He was immediately released but continued to protest for the removal of the tax. He was again arrested and imprisoned for six months in Baharampur.
In 1933, she also participated in the Sub-Divisional Congress Conference at Serampore and was injured in a lathi charge by the police.
She was leading one of five batches of volunteers (of the Vidyut Bahini) formed by the Samar Parishad (War Council) at Tamluk to capture the Tamluk police station on September 29, 1942, when she was shot dead by the British Indian Police. Had done. Became the first martyr of the “Quit India” movement in Midnapore, in front of the police station. She was a Gandhian and was called ‘Gandhi Buri’ in Bengali for “old Gandhi”.