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Pandit Kanshi Ram was an Indian revolutionary who, along with Har Dayal and Sohan Singh Bhakna was one of the three key members in founding the Ghadar Party. He served as the treasurer of the party from its foundation in 1913 to 1914. In 1914 Kanshi Ram returned to India as a part of the Indo-German Conspiracy (Ghadar Conspiracy) which attempted to trigger mutinies in the British Indian Army during World War I. He was arrested in the aftermath of the failed February plot and later tried in the Lahore conspiracy trial. Pandit Kanshi Ram was charged along with Kartar Singh Sarabha and Vishnu Ganesh Pingle on 27 March 1915.

Kanshi Ram
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Pandit Kanshi Ram
Born
Died
OrganizationGhadar Party
MovementIndian Independence movement, Ghadar Conspiracy

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