Neera: A Great Freedom Fighter
Immured we were in the enclosure of slavery
For almost a hundred years
By the British Colonial Rule.
Freedom Fighters: Revolutionaries and Netaji, Nehru, Gandhi, Patel
Launched a missile of freedom
To drive away the British from our motherland.
Networks of espionage of their own,
both the parties set up.
Srikant, Neera’s husband had the task
of spying on and murdering Bose;
Spying Neera was for Indian National Army.
Reached, once, Srikant near Netaji to kill him,
Neera pounced, fierce as a tigress wild,
She silenced her heart, her love and slew
Her husband’s life, truth’s sacrifice compiled.
After INA’s fall, Kolkata’s prison gates
Enshrouded Neera, torture’s vile brew,
A horrifying torture awaited her there.
Her breast was severed
With red hot tools
She suffered and suffered
But uttered not a single word
About Netaji’s whereabouts
and the secrets of INA.
Later, imprisoned she was
at cellular jail at Port Blair.
After the merger of Hyderabad,
She supported herself by selling flowers
but refused to accept any help from the government.
Today, we breathe in fresh air of freedom
because of the relentless struggle
of freedom fighters like Neera.
We salute the courage and fearless struggle
of this great freedom heroine.
#Neera’s full name was Neera Arya; she was married to CID Inspector Srikant Jai Ranjan Das.