Kushal Konwar (March 21, 1905 – June 15, 1943) was an Indian freedom fighter born in Balijan, Sarupathar, Golaghat District in Assam. He was an Indian Assamese Tai-Ahom freedom fighter from Assam. During the last phase of the 1942-1943 Quit India Movement, he was the only Indian martyr to be hanged. He was member of the INC – Indian National Congress. While studying at the Bezbaruah School he got inspired by the clarion call of Mahatma Gandhiji for a Non-Cooperation Movement and accordingly actively took part in it. Ideals of Ahimsa, Truth and Swaraj of Gandhiji, inspired this young man.
The call of Gandhi and spirit of independence inspired him greatly. This inspired him in India’s Independence movement. Organizing the Congress party he led people in Sarupathar area in the non cooperation and Satyagraha movement against the British. He became President of the Sarupathar Congress Committee. A sabotage plan was made by some people on October 10, 1942 and they removed some sleepers of the railway line in Sarupathar in Golaghat district. Many innocent people were rounded up, beaten and harassed by the British army. Kushal Konwar was accused as mastermind and chief conspirator and arrested. They put him in Jorhat jail and hanged to death on June 15, 1943.