Who was Gaya Prasad Katiyar?
Q. Which of the following is/are true?
1) Gaya Prasad Katiyar played a role in the revolt of 1857.
2) He was from Bihar.- Published on 27 Dec 16
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
ANSWER: Only 2
Gaya Prasad Katiyar was one of the most dedicated soldiers of India’s freedom struggle. Gaya Prasad Katiyar was born at Jagadishpur (UP).
He joined Hindustan Socialist Republican Association in 1925 and got connected with Chandra Shekhar Azad and Bhagat Singh.
Later he participated on Lahore Conspiracy Case and was arrested from Saharanpur in 1929.
He joined the hunger strike at Lahore Jail with his co prisoners.
Later he was transported to Cellular jail in Andaman and again he participated on hunger strike there.
He was repatriated in 1937 but again arrested and transported to cellular jail from where he was released in 1946.