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Matangini Hazra

Matangini Hazra:

Matangini Hazra was remembered on the 81st anniversary of her martyrdom.

  • Matangini Hazra Birth: 1869.
  • Birth place Tamluk, West Bengal.
  • Matangini Hazra was 73 when she fell to British bullets, leading a protest march in 1942 in Tamluk, Bengal.
  • Her death made her a martyr for many, inciting revolutionaries to establish their own parallel government in Medinipur, which functioned till 1944.
  • She was married at a young age and became widowed at 18.
  • After her husband’s death, she dedicated herself to social causes.
  • She supported Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals.
  • People fondly called her Gandhi Buri (Old Lady Gandhi) for her dedication to Gandhian principles