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KHUDIRAM BOSE

The Prey Missed

It was on the night of April 30, 1908 that Khudiram and Profulla approached the European Club at Muzaffarpur. With a revolver and a bomb ready, they hid them- selves waiting for Kingsford to come out.

In a short while courage drawn by a horse moved from the compound of Kingsford's bungalow. Khudiram who held a bomb in his hand, whispered to Profulla, "Run away soon after I throw the bomb. Don't worry about me. In case I survive, I shall touch the feet of our revered teacher. Be ready to run. Vande Mataram!"

The carriage approached. When it was just opposite him Khudiram aimed at the carriage and threw the bomb inside.

The first bomb thrown against the British by India leapt from a young hand.

As the bomb touched the coach there was a deafening explosion. A blood-curdling cry was also heard at the same moment. Without watching to see what would happen next, Khudiram and Profulla ran away in different directions.

Kingsford was lucky. He was not in the carriage on which Khudiram threw the bomb. The persons in it were Kingsford's guests, the wife and the daughter of a lawyer Kennady by name, and a servant. The daughter and the servant died immediately. Mrs. Kennedy, who was seriously injured, died a day or two later.

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About Khudiram Bose
Introduction
'Take Care, Don't Touch My Body!'
Who Was This Boy?
A Born Patriot
No Disease Worse Than Slavery
The Sacred Phrase
The Stirring 'Mantra'
The Division Of Bengal
Khudiram Initiated
Spreading The Gospel Of 'Vande Mataram'
Patriots Tortured
The Newspaper That Terrified The Rulers
The Lion's Cub Provoked
Kingsford's Cruelty
The Vow Of Revenge
Preparations For Kingsford's Murder
You are Here! The Prey Missed
The Lion's Cub Caught
Profulla's Sacrifice
'I Know Better'

Back To The Mother's Lap

An Inspiration
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