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On July 13, 1929, Jatindra Nath Das started the historic hunger strike which lasted 63 days. Das was a Bengal revolutionary. He joined Bhagat Singh and his other comrades for a hunger strike in the Lahore Central Jail in 1929. He strongly felt that it would be against the revolutionary tradition to withdraw the strike without attaining the objectives. The strike was for equality of Indian political prisoners with those from Europe. Looking at his deteriorating condition, the British government offered to release him on bail, but he did not agree. Das did not end the fast and refused to be force-fed. He died at the age of 24 on September 13, 1929.
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