Chittaranjan Das (1870-1925) : Deshbandhu


  • C. R. Das was popularly called Deshbandhu (Friend of the Nation).
  • His first case as a barrister was defending Aurobindo Ghosh in the Alipore bomb case of 1908. 
  • Bought the newspaper Forward and changed its name to Liberty to publish anti-British articles. 
  • When the Calcutta Municipal Corporation was formed, he became its first mayor.  
  •  He founded the Swaraj Party, with  Motilal Nehru in 1923. 
  • Chittaranjan Das is regarded as the political guru of Subhash Chandra Bose.



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