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Dhirendranath Datta: Language Movement Martyr of ’71

 

Dhirendranath Datta (2 November, 1886 – 29 March,1971) was a lawyer by profession and a politician. He was the first person to demand for Bengali language as state language. 

Datta was arrested at his Comilla house on 29 March 1971, and taken with his son, Dilip Kumar Datta, to Moynamoti Cantonment and tortured to death by the Pakistani army. 

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