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Pushpa Lata Das

(1915 – 2003) – (Assam)

PUSHPA LATA DAS

Pushpa Lata Das (Aged 88) was born on March 27, 1915, in North Lakhimpur, Assam, India. She was an Indian independence activist, social worker, Gandhian, and legislator from the northeast Indian state of Assam. She enrolled herself for studies in Law at Earle Law College, Guwahati, where she continued her student politics. She was the secretary of the college union in 1940.

During the civil disobedience movement, Gandhi called for Individual Satyagraha, and Das participated in the movement as a precursor to the Quit India Movement, which would be launched two years later. In September 1942, Pushpa Lata Das and her comrades of Mrityu Bahini led a protest to the local police station while holding the National Flag of India. During this procession, the police opened fire, which led to the death of her colleague, Kanaklata Barua. Pushpa Lata Das passed away on November 9, 2003, in Kolkata, India.