Prem Krishna KhannaJun 15 2022 Indian fighters for freedom Prem Krishna Khanna
Krishna khanna was a great freedom fighter and a revolutionary who is closely associated Hindustan republication association. Hindustan republication association was a revolutionary organization which was established in the year 1928 at New Delhi by Chandrasekhar azad, bhagat Singha and others.
Prem Krishna khanna was one of the great revolution activists who actively participated in this revolutionary organization and served for the freedom of this nation. He was famous for his association with Ram Prasad Bismil and Ashfaqualla khan. Krishana khanna was one among the nine associates who was under the leadership of Bismil.
Early life of Prem Krishna Khanna
He was born on 2nd January 1894 in Lahore now in Pakistan. He was a single child to his parents. Prem Krishna khanna belongs to a rich family. His father was Ram Krishna khanna who worked as a chief divisional Engineer of Indian railways shahjahanpur. Ram Krishna khanna was honored with the crown of raibahadur by the british government for his honesty and diligent discharge work.
He was born at the time when his father was posted to Lahore. Prem was brought up by his parents in different places. From his childhood he was too much passionate in reading. Krishna khanna started reading the books of seditious nature pertaining to the history of different revolution instead of reading his course books. Krishna khanna was active in politics and congress.
Krishna khanna’s license for mauser pistol
Krishna khanna was a rich person. His father was having prestigious name among the british authorities. His father was the only reason to get contract from the railway authorithies. Prem Krishna khanna’s started his first work as a contractor for railway.
The work which he was doing in railway had the life risk from decoits and thieves. So Krishna khanna got the arms license for the mauser pistol for his personal security. In those days Mauser pistol was considered as the best weapon. This pistol was helpful for his self protection as well as to do all kinds of revolutionary actions.
Krishna khanna as a revolutionary activist with Ram Prasad Bismil
Krishna Khanna got more patriotic feel after reading many revolutionary books. He joined the revolutionary organization which was named as Hindustan republican association. Pandit ram Prasad Bisil was a person who always searches for fire arms and ammunition. Bismil contacted Prem Krishna khanna and allowed him to join the associates which were headed by bismil. Khanna built a close relationship with Ram Prasad Bismil.
Krishna khanna in Kokri conspiracy and his death
Krishna khannna vigorously participated in the revolutionary activities which were organized by Ram Prasad bismil and other members of Hindustan republican association. On 9the august 1925, Bismil and his revolutionary associates planned to rob the government treasury which was transported in the 8th Down sharanpur – Lucknow passenger train by British.
Majority of the members who participated in this work were caught by british police and sentenced to death including Lahir, Bismil and khan. He lived for the welfare of freedom fighter when he remained as a president of Uttar Pradesh. But Prem Krishna Khanna was punished with 5 years imprisonment. He died on 3 august just 6 months before his 100th birthday.