INFORMATION & CULTURE : PURULIA
ARUN CHANDRA GHOSH
Arun Chandra Ghosh (1912-2004)
eldest son of Atul Chandra & Labonyaprobha Ghosh. He was brought up in an environment of freedom fighters at Shilpashram, Purulia. British government jailed him several times during the period 1930-47 for different agitations like “Pataka-Satyagraha” (Konapara), 26th January Celebration (1932) etc. He was a student in Shantiniketan under the tutelage of Great Master of Fine arts, Nandalal Bose – left study to join Salt Movement.
After independence, he again came to forefront in “Language Agitation’ (BHASA ANDOLON). Under his leadership, “Lok Sevok Sangho” faught against the forced imposition of Hindi language at Bengali dominated areas of the then Manbhum district.
(Source: D.I.C.O, Purulia)