He is definitely a known figure, but when compared to other freedom fighters, his name does not surface quite as often. He is largely known for his protest against the Simon Commission, which did not include a single Indian member. He was beaten brutally while protesting and died three weeks later. Additionally, he was a part of a trio called Bal Lal Pal which included Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Bipin Chandra Pal and him. They advocated the Swadeshi Movement.