Today is the birth anniversary of Manmath Nath Gupta , a noted revolutionary and an author. Born this day in 1908, he plunged into the Independence movement at the age of 13 and became an active member of the Hindustan Republican Association.He participated in the train robbery in August 1925, known as the famous Kakori case, stood trial and was awarded 14 year imprisonment.While in jail, he undertook a 45 days' hunger strike.
Once out of the prison, he kept participating in revolutionary activities.
He wrote a number of books documenting the lives of revolutionaries and the freedom movement. He also wrote a book on the poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar.
Blessed with a long life, he died in the year 2000 aged 92.
Our humble tributes !