Meet The Leaders: Loknath Bal

LOKNATH BAL
1907 – 1964

Involved in a number of anti-British revolutionary activities, and jailed several times

Leads the attack on AFI armoury on April 18, 1930

Commander of the victorious Battle of Jalalabad on April 22, 1930, but loses his 14 year old brother – Tegra

Gets separated from Masterda after the battle

Arrested on September 2, 1930 from Chandannagore near Kolkata

Leads an effort to escape the jail by digging tunnel, but fails

Sent to the Andaman Cellular Jail for life in March 1932

Released just before Indian Independence

Becomes the mayor of Kolkata as of Indian National Congress

Dies from a heart attack

Loknath Bal is played by a well-known marvelous young actor from FTII, Pune – Rajkumar (Gangs of Wasseypur, Love Sex and Dhoka, Gangs of Wasseypur, Taalash, Shaitan, Ragini MMS …)

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