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Who was the editor of the nationalist newspaper 'Sandhya'?


1. Satish Chandra Mukhopadhyaya
2. Bramhabandhab Upadhyay
3. Sisir Kumar Ghosh
4. Bhupendranath Datta

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Bramhabandhab Upadhyay

The correct option is Bramhabandhab Upadhyay.

  • Brahmabandhab Upadhyaya (1861-1907) 
    • Born Bhabanicharan Bandyopadhyaya in Khanyan, Hugli, Brahmabandhab was a fiery patriot from an early age.
    • Under the influence of Keshabchandra Sen, he joined the Brahma Samaj.
    • He founded the Sarasvata-Ayatana in Calcutta in the tradition of the Vedas.
    • He actively supported Rabindranath's ideal of a Brahmavidyalaya and helped to organize the school in its early stages.
    • Brahmabandhab Upadhyay served as the editor of Sandhya during his last days.
    • Following the partition of Bengal in 1905, nationalist beliefs grew in popularity, and various newspapers, notably Sandhya, were active in spreading them.

  • Bhupendra Nath Datta:
    • He was the younger brother of Swami Vivekananda.
    • He was a committed patriot, who found his way to Berlin.
    • During the days of his youth, he had a close association with the Jugantar movement.
    • Until his arrest and imprisonment in the year 1907, he was the editor of Jugantar Patrika (mouthpiece of the Revolutionary Party of Bengal).
  • Satish Chandra Mukhopadhyaya:
    • He was a Gandhian and very close associate of Mahatma Gandhi.
    • Founder of Khadi Prathistan (1925) at Sodepur and associate with  Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray and Bengal Chemical.
    • Mahatma Gandhi used to describe this institution as his second home and visited here a number of times.
    • This institution is unique for generating cottage and small-scale industries with special attention to ‘Khadi’.
    • Sri Das Gupta also published a magazine named ‘Rastrabani’ in both Bengali & English.
  • Sisir Kumar Ghosh:
    • He was an Indian journalist and independence fighter who founded the Amrita Bazar Patrika, a well-known Bengali language daily in 1868.
    • In 1875, he founded the India League with the goal of instilling a sense of nationalism in the people.
    • He also wrote Lord Gauranga or Salvation for All on the mystic-saint Lord Chaitanya.
    • In 1857, he was among the first group of students to pass Calcutta University's initial entrance examination.

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