SHIV BACHAN TRIVEDI: A Brave Freedom Fighter
Late Pandit Shiv Bachan Trivedi was one of the Freedom Fighters who sprung into the freedom struggle against the Britishers during his student life. Pandit Shiv Bachan Trivedi was born on 20th November,1895 at Bankatti village which is situated north of Baikunthpur Police Station in erstwhile Saran District (now Gopalganj District)in Bihar.
He took primary education in Sanskrit. During his Secondary education he devoted himself to Motherland and jumped into the freedom struggle. In 1934, his role in “NAMAK SATYAGRAH” was praise-worthy.He played important role with Mahatma Gandhi during the Nowakhali riot in Bengal in 1942.
In 1935, he was sent jail by the Britishers.He and Babu Thakur Singh of Khajuhatti village in broad day-light set fire the Baikunthpur Police Station in front of Brithish Officers and unfurled the “Tricolour” and raised slogan “Bharat Mata Ki Jay”.
They were caught and sentenced imprisonment. He was sent to the jail in 1942. During the Quit India Movement in 1942 Britishers came to the village and showered panic and also threatened to set fire the village.To save villagers he surrendered in the court and was kept in the jail till independence.
He was Member of Bihar Assembly for 13 years from Baikunthpur Assembly Seat. He was M.L.A. from 1952 to 1957 ,1962 to 1967 and 1969 to 1972 as Congress Party Candidate.
After fulfilling 105 year of successful life he died on 13th May,2001.