Satish Chandra Samanta

Satish Chandra Samanta

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Satish Chandra Samanta () (15 December, 1900 – 4 June, 1983, Mahishadal) was an Indian independence movement activist and a member of the Lok Sabha from 1952-77. At the age of 15 he was influenced by his guru, Swami Prajnanananda Saraswati and adopted the life of Brahmacharya and took up a life of serving the people.


He quit Shibpur Engineering College in his second year of study in order to fight for freedom of India from the clutches of the British. He started serving through, the activities organised by the local branch of the Indian National Congress. Later, he became the president of Tamluk Congress Committee and remained an active congress member for decades. He was known for his leadership qualities and other constructive work. His leadership qualities could be observed during the formation of a parallel government named Tamralipta Jatiya Sarkar (Tamrlipta National Government) in Tamluk during the Quit India Movement. This body was formed on 17 December 1942 and Samanta, looked after its functioning until his arrest in June, 1943. It lasted till September, 1944. It undertook cyclone relief work, gave grants to schools and organized an armed Vidyut VahiniChandra, Bipan and others (1998). India's Struggle for Independence, New Delhi:Penguin, ISBN 0-14-010781-9, p.466

In addition to his political work, he helped the people by participating in activities related to improving civic health. He organised and led activities like cleaning...
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