Ram Prasad Bismil Short Biography (300 Words)- Birth, Death, Poems, Books

Ram Prasad Bismil was born in 1897 at Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. His father Muralidhar was an employee of Shahjahanpur Municipality. Ramaprasad learned Hindi from his father and was sent to learn Urdu from Moulvi. He decided to join an English medium school and got admission into one of such schools in spite of his father’s disapproval. He was the famous freedom fighter who was involved in the well known Kakori train robbery.

Ram Prasad Bismil united with Arya Samaj. He was also very skilled in writing poetry. All of his poems have a patriotic feeling. He wished to see India as a free country and dedicated himself to the cause of the country. His team members comprised great freedom strugglers like Ashfaqulla Khan, Chandrasekhar Azad, Bhagawati Charan, Rajguru etc. Bismil drafted the constitution of the party in 1923.

The practice of Brahmacharya promoted him a lot and he became an ardent follower of it. He got himself engaged in the volunteering of Shahjahanpur Seva Samithi. To attract people’s attention, he published a pamphlet named ‘A Message to My Countrymen.’ Ramaprasad made many Hindi translations of Bengali writings. Some of his works include: A Sally of the Mind; The Bolshevik Programme; Swadeshi Rang; Catherine etc.

On the day of 9th August 1925, Ram Prasad Bismil along with his fellow followers robbed the money of the British government from the train while it was passing through Kakori, Lucknow. The attempt was unsuccessful and ended with the arrest of 40 revolutionaries. Leaving Chandrashekhar Azad, all other members of the group were captured later. Ram Prasad Bismil along with others were given a death sentence. Ram Prasad Bismil was executed on 19th December 1927 at Gorakhpur Jail, United Province, British India. Cremation of his body was done at Rajghat Delhi.