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Jaidev Kapoor

(1908 – 1994) – (Uttar Pradesh)

Jaidev Kapoor (Aged 86) who was born on October 24, 1908, in Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh, India, joined DAV College Kanpur for his higher education. It was there that he and his close friend Shiv Verma became members of the Hindustan Republican Association/Army. Bhagat Singh used to stay in their hostel room at Kanpur, and Jaidev Kapoor assisted him in visiting the Central Assembly in Delhi before throwing a bomb there. Kapoor’s relative, Dilip Kapoor, helped him obtain an entry pass to the Central Assembly in Delhi, and after Bhagat Singh and Dutt entered, he returned with the passes and destroyed them.

While going to the Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh left his new shoes and a watch belonging to Sachindernath Sanyal with Jaidev Kapoor, who kept them for the rest of his life. Kapoor also collected photographs of Bhagat Singh and BK Dutt from Ramnath, a photographer at Kashmere Gate, which were later published in the media. Kapoor spent seventeen years in jail and was only released in 1946. He observed hunger strikes in Lahore and Andaman jails and suffered the punishment of lashing. He passed away on September 19, 1994.