Knailal Dutt was born on August 30, 1888 in Hooghly district , West Bengal. He completely opposed the partition of Bengal in 1905.
Kanailal came to Kolkata after passing his graduation examination and joined Barindra Kumar ‘s team. When the British were attacked in Muzaffarpur in 1908, Kanai Lal Dutt, Arvind Ghosh , Barindra Kumar etc. were caught in this attack
Later, a young man of his team, Naren Goswami, became the the British informer. It was only after completing this task that Kanailal was caught and hanged. He died on November 10, 1908, Calcutta.