Anant Kanhere

Deceased Person

The supreme sacrifice of Anant Kanhere , Krishnaji Karve & Vinayak Deshpande is a glorious chapter in the history of India. The beginning of 20th century witnessed increase in atrocities by Britishers on the innocent Indians . Lokmanya Tilak was put behind the bars for 6 years . Babarao alias Ganesh Damodar Savarkar was sentenced to life imprisonment for publishing the patriotic songs of his younger brother Veer Savarkar. Jackson , the then collector of Nashik , was responsible for prosecution of Babarao Savarkar . He tortured Waman Sakharam Khare , a well-known lawyer , so much that Khare lost his mental balance . The only 'offence ' of Khare was : he pleaded for revolutionaries. All these incidences evoked a sharp reaction in the patriotic youths of Nashik . The last straw came when a British officer beat a farmer to death for not allowing his vehicle to overtake . When the situation was heating up to the boiling point , Jackson was transferred on promotion outside Nashik . Kanhere & his friends made up their minds : It's now or never ! A farewell ceremony was arranged for Jackson in the Vijayanand theatre .(The picture show the entrance of the theatre where Jackson was  ( Wikipedia article )


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