Bhikaji Cama Birthday: Tripura CM Biplab Deb pays tribute on the birthday...

Bhikaji Cama Birthday: Tripura CM Biplab Deb pays tribute on the birthday of Bhikaji Cama, the revolutionary woman of India


Tripura CM Biplab Deb pays tribute on the birthday of revolutionary woman Bhikaji Cama

Many revolutionaries have contributed to the Indian independence movement, which were never mentioned properly. One of these is Madam Bhikaji Rustom Cama who is known as the first woman to hoist the flag of India abroad. But, his contribution to the country was much more than this. Today is his birthday. In the year 1861, Bhikaiji Cama was born in a prosperous and open-minded Parsi family of Mumbai. Bhikaji Cama’s early education took place in the famous ‘Alexandra Girls Education Institution’, which was considered to be the best institution for girls’ education at that time. The foundation of Azad Khayali was laid from there inside Bhikaji Cama.

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On the special occasion of his birthday, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has paid tribute to him. Biplab Kumar remembered the role of Bhikaji Cama in the Indian independence movement and paid tribute to him.

In the year 1861, Bhikaiji Cama was born in a prosperous and open-minded Parsi family of Mumbai. Bhikaji Cama’s early education took place in the famous ‘Alexandra Girls Education Institution’, which was considered to be the best institution for girls’ education at that time. The foundation of Azad Khayali was laid from there inside Bhikaji Cama.

In the year 1885, the marriage of Bhikaji Cama was fixed in a noble family of Mumbai. Husband Rustamji Cama was one year older than her and was a barrister by profession. Dr. Nirmala Jain writes in her book ‘Bhikhai ji Cama’, ‘At that time the girls of Bhikaji’s age could not imagine and hope for a better life partner than this, but Bhikaji was different from them. He had dreamed of freeing his country from foreign slavery. After a few days of marriage, Bhikaji Cama’s mind started disintegrating from household life.

There was a difference of earth and sky in the political views of Bhikaji Cama and her husband Rustamji Cama. According to Dr. Nirmala Jain, Rustomji Cama was a believer and advocate of the generosity of the British Raj. He thought that the interest of India was in the British rule and he would stay here for a hundred more years. The differences deepened and after a few years Bhikaji Cama separated from her husband. Although there was no formal divorce etc. Dr. Nirmala Jain writes in her book ‘Bhikhaiji Cama’, ‘Husband Rustamji Cama never forgave Bhikaji Cama. When Bhikaji died, he did not even attend the funeral.

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