Badal Gupta (1912 – December 8, 1930) was a Bengali revolutionary nationalist born in Purba village in Bikrampur region of Dhaka. Sudhir Gupta, was his original name. He fought against the British rule in the process to free India. A school teacher, named Nikunja Sen in Banaripara school of Bikrampur inspired Badal to join the Bengal Volunteers. Badal’s two paternal uncles late Nagendra Nath Gupta and Dharani Nath Gupta influenced him in revolutionary activities and created in him a strong feeling of patriotism. Both the uncles were involved in the Alipore Bomb case and put into prison along with Rishi Aurobindo Ghosh.
Badal Gupta is known well for the Writer’s Building attack on British officials in Dalhousie Square in Kolkata. On December, 8, 1930, Col. N.S. Simpson, the Inspector General of Prisons was killed by Benoy, Dinesh Gupta and Badal in a gunfight. The police soon overpowered the three revolutionaries, but they did not want to get captured. While Dinesh and Benoy shot themselves with revolvers, Badal took potassium cyanide and died on the spot. After the acts of Dinesh, Badal and Benoy, many more revolutionary activities got inspired further in Bengal and other regions of the country.