Baikuntha Shukla (1907 -1934) born in Jalalpur village, in Muzaffarpur District, was an Indian revolutionary and nationalist. He had his early education at this village and later took up a teaching job in a primary school. He was the nephew of Yogendra Shukla and one of the founders of the HSRA – Hindustan Socialist Republican Association. HSRA and Hindustan Seva Dal were the revolutionary organizations he was associated with. At a very young age he took initiative and active part in the Indian freedom struggle, the Civil Disobedience Movement and Mahatma Gandhi’s Salt Satyagraha of 1930.
The entire country was shocked with the event of Sukhdev, Rajguru and Bhagat Singh being executed in 1931 after the Lahore conspiracy case trial. Key member of the revolutionary party, Phanindra Nath Ghosh, betrayed and turned approver and gave evidence which led to their execution. As an act of ideological vendetta, a plan was commissioned and the task of executing Phanindra Nath Ghosh was given to Baikunth. Baikunth carried out the execution on November 9, 1932, successfully. At the age of 28, Baikuntha Shukla was arrested for the killing, tried, convicted and hanged on May 14, 1934, in Gaya.