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Jaglal Choudhary

(1895 – 1975) – (Bihar)

Jaglal Choudhary

Jaglal Choudhary (Aged 80), an Indian independence activist, dalit leader, and politician from Bihar, India. He was born on 1 March 1895 in Garkha, Saran district, Bihar. He was a reformer who championed the causes of women’s rights, emancipation of dalits, education, and land reforms in Bihar.

Choudhary discontinued his medical education and joined the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1921, heeding Gandhi’s call. In 1941, he was arrested and jailed for taking part in the Individual Satyagraha. During the Quit India Movement’s peak in 1942, he led a Satyagraha and captured the police station and post office at Garkha. Sadly, one of Choudhary’s sons was shot dead by the police during the movement. Choudhary remained in prison from 23 August 1942 until his release on 30 March 1946.┬áHe passed away in 1975 in Bihar, India.