M.P.B.T Acharya

M.P.B.T Acharya

Biographical Notes: Abdul Majid Born in Lahore. Left India in 1920. Convicted in the Peshawar Conspiracy Case in 1923. Played a leading role in the Kanpur Communist Conference in 1925. Convicted in the Meerut Conspiracy Case. Acharya, M.P.B.T. 1887 – 1967 One of the founder members of the Communist Party of India in Tashkent in 1920. His name in the Home Department records is given as Mandayam Parthasarathi Tirumal Acharya, but he always wrote M. Pratiwadi Bhayankar Acharya. Born in Madras. Left for Britain in 1907-08 for studying, but joined revolutionary activities. Worked with Virendranath Chattopadhyay, followed him to Europe, and was in the Berlin Committee. He was in Turkey in 1915, and in Kabul upto 1918. In the winter of 1918-19 he and Abdul Rab followed Mahendra Pratap into Soviet Russia, and met Lenin there. Active in Soviet Turkestan in forming the Indian Revolutionary Association. Attended the Second Congress of the Comintern. Worked first in the Indian Independence Committee and later in the League against Imperialism in the 1920s. Was in Berlin when Hitler came to power. Returned to India in 1935.