Different social-cultural and political organisations of Chittagong have paid rich tribute to the legendary hero of the 1930 Chittagong armoury raid, Masterda Surya Sen, on his 84th execution day.
Chittagong Deputy Commissioner Zillur Rahman Chowdhury and officials of Chittagong Central Jail placed floral wreaths on the execution platform at Chittagong Central Jail in the morning.
People from all walks of life, including leaders and activists of the Communist Party of Bangladesh, Socialist Party of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Students Union, Samajtantrik Chhatra Front, Chittagong Association, Surya Sen Memorial Library, also paid homage to the revolutionary by placing floral wreaths at Surya Sen's bust at the city's JM Sen Hall.
Born in Raozan of Chittagong on March 22, 1894, Surya Sen fought bravely against the British rule in India.
It was Surya Sen who spearheaded the Chittagong Youth Revolt. A mentor among the revolutionary youths, Surya Sen was better known as “Masterda”.
Masterda led a number of daring raids against British government establishments in Chittagong. On April 18, 1930, he along with his comrades looted the police armoury and established resistance at Jalalabad Hills in Chittagong.
Surya Sen was the first revolutionary to isolate Chittagong from the rest of the British Raj.
In the early hours of February 16, 1933, a Gurkha contingent arrested Surya Sen along with Kalpana Dutt, Shanti Chakrabarti,Sushil Das and Monilal Dutt from a hideout in Chittagong
Finally, the great hero was executed at Chittagong Central Jail on January 12, 1934.