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Chittu Pandey : the Shere Ballia (Lion of Ballia)



‎.................. शेर ए बलिया चित्‍तू पाण्‍उेय........................

Chittu Pandey (10 May 1865 - 1946), popularly referred to as the Shere Ballia (Lion of Ballia), was an Indian independence activist.

Pandey was born in Rattuchak, a village in Ballia District of Uttar Pradesh.

A distinguished freedom fighter, he led the Quit India Movement in Ballia; described as the "Tiger of Ballia" by Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose, he headed the National Government declared and established on 19 August 1942 for a few days before it was suppressed by the British. The parallel government succeeded in getting the Collector to hand over power and release all the arrested Congress leaders.






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