dinesh gupta

Dinesh Gupta or Dinesh Chandra Gupta (December 6, 1911 – July 7, 1931) was a Bengal revolutionary, born in Josholong in Munshiganj District, Bangladesh. He fought against the colonial rule of the British. At the Calcutta session of the INC – Indian National Congress, he joined a group organized by Subhash Chandra Bose called Bengal Volunteers in 1928. He joined the group while he was studying in Dhaka College. Gradually this revolutionary organization became very active and made plans of liquidating the infamous British police officers. He trained local revolutionaries, different methods of using firearms while he was in Midnapore. The revolutionaries got trained well and in succession, assassinated Peddy, Burge and Douglas, the 3 District Magistrates.

Prisoners were brutally oppressed by the infamous Inspector General of Prisons, Col NS Simpson. Not only did the revolutionaries decide to murder him but also launch an attack on the Secretariat Building – the Writers’ Building in Dalhousie Square, Kolkata. Dinesh Gupta along with Benoy Basu and Dinesh Gupta entered the building wearing European costume and shot Simpson dead. In the gunfight between the British police and them, some other British officers were injured. The three were overpowered by the police but they didn’t want to be arrested. Dinesh Gupta and Benoy shot themselves, while Badal Gupta consumed potassium cyanide and committed suicide. Dinesh however survived the fatal injury, was convicted and given death sentence. He was hanged in Alipore Jail in Kolkata on July 7, 1931 in Kolkata.