Check out Pritilata Waddedar biography, profile, birthday, family, wiki and some lesser known facts about his contribution to Indian freedom struggle
Pritilata Waddedar biography
- Name- Pritilata Waddedar
- Known for- Contribution to Indian freedom struggle
- Nickname- Rani
- Important dates
- Birthday- 5 May 1911
- Obit day- 23 September 1932
- Important places
- Institutions- Bethune College (Kolkata), Dr. Khastagir Government Girls’ School (Dhaka)
- Educational qualifications- Graduation in Philosophy
- Father- Jagabandhu Waddedar
- Mother- Pratibhamayi Devi
- Siblings- Madhusduan,Kanaklata, Shantilata, Ashalata and Santosh.
- Spouse- NA
- Children- NA
Lesser known facts
- While she was in school, Pritilata waddedar had a teacher who was affectionately called by students as Usha Di. Usha di actually introduced the students to the stories of valor of Rani Lakshmibai. This actually inspired nationalism in students.
- When she completing her graduation in Philosophy from college, her degree got withheld by authorities at the University. This was in her retaliation of her interest in the Indian freedom struggle. Finally she, along with Bina Das, was awarded her certificate of merit posthumously in 2012.
- After he education was completed, Pritilata waddedar returned to Chittagong. While she was there she got a job as a headmistress in local secondary school.
- As a result of her inclination towards the independence movement, she met Surya Sen (masterda) & Nirmal Sen. Pritalata waddedar joined the revolutionary group as they believed that a woman who would transport weapons will not attract a lot suspicion.
- She was also chosen to lead a movement against a Europeon club. This club actually had put up the sign which said ‘Dogs & Indians are not allowed’. Along with a group of several other revolutionaries, She attacked the club and ended up setting fire to it.
- At the time of the attack, there were a few police officers who started shooting at the revolutionaries. Pritilata waddedar also incurred a bullet wound.
- After she was wounded she preferred to sacrifice her own life instead of being caught by the british police. She was only 21 years old at the time.
- A sculpture of the revolutionary was put up in front of ‘Pahartali Railway School’ in 2012.