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Jogesh Chandra Chatterjee

(1895 -1960) – (West Bengal)

Jogesh Chandra Chatterjee (Aged 65) was born in 1895 and became a member of the Anushilan Samiti. He was also one of the founders of the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA) in 1924, which later became the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association. Jogesh Chandra was arrested multiple times for his involvement in revolutionary activities, and in 1926 he was tried in the Kakori conspiracy case and received rigorous imprisonment for life.

He authored two books, namely “Indian Revolutionaries in Conference” and “In Search of Freedom,” which is a biography. In 1937, Jogesh Chandra joined the Congress Socialist party but left shortly after to form a new party called the Revolutionary Socialist Party in 1940. He served as the General Secretary of the party from 1940 to 1953.

From 1949 to 1953, Jogesh Chandra was the Vice-President of the United Trades Union Congress, the trade union wing of the RSP, and a member of the United Socialist Organisation in 1949. However, after India gained independence, he returned to the Congress party and became a member of the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh in 1956. He remained a member of the Rajya Sabha until his death on 2 April 1960.