Sachindra Bakshi

Sachindra Bakshi

Sachindra Bakshi

Sachindra Bakshi (December 25, 1904 – November 23, 1984) was a prominent Indian revolutionary, born in Varanasi. He belonged to the Hindustan Republican Association. As part of the Association he carried out a number of revolutionary activities against the British Empire in India. Hindustan Republican Association – HRA became the Sachindra BakshiHindustan Socialist Republican Association – HSRA after 1928.  He participated in the Kakori train robbery for which he was sentenced for life. With the objective of independence the organization carried out revolutionary activities against the British in India.

To purchase weaponry, money was needed hence the party made plans to rob a train on the Northern Railway line. Sachindra Bakshi was part of the planning and execution of the train robbery. Money bags in the guard’s cabin, belonging to the government treasury of the British, were looted. In the intense manhunt started by the British administration, Sachindra Bakshi was arrested along with other revolutionaries. A supplementary case was filed in the court of Special Sessions, against Sachindra Bakshi and Ashfaqulla Khan, a revolutionary. Also an appeal was filed on July 18, 1927 in the then Chief Court of Oudh now in Uttar Pradesh after which Sachindra Bakshi was deported to Port Blair cellular jail for life imprisonment. He died on November 23, 1984, in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh.