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Eminent Personalities

Akshyakumar Dutta (10/07/1820 - 18/05/1886) : A famous writer of Bengali literature. He was born at Chupi village of Kalna subdivision. His main works are Charupath-3 vol., Bhugol (geography), Dharmaniti, Padarthabidya(physics) etc.
Batukeshwar Dutta was an Indian Bengali revolutionary and independence fighter in the early 1900s. He is best known for having exploded a few bombs, along with Bhagat Singh, in the Central Legislative Assembly in New Delhi on 8 April 1929. After they were arrested, tried and imprisoned for life, he and Bhagat Singh initiated a historic hunger strike protesting against the abusive treatment of Indian political prisoners, and eventually secured some rights for them. He was also a member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.
Bhabadeb Bhatta : He was born at Siddhal village near Guskara ( in other source Sital village of Mangolkote) on the end of 10th century or beginning of 11th century. He sermonised  Vedik culture and social discipline. The books  wrote by him were 'Karmanusthan Paddhati or Dashakarma Dipika', 'Prayashchitta Bibek or Prayashchitta Prakaron','Sambanddhabibek','Byabahartilak','Nirnayamartya' and 'Kulaprashasti' etc.
Brindaban Das : A famous poet of Padabali literature. He was born at Denur village of Purba Bardhaman on the beginning of 16th century. His biography on Sri Chaitanyadev, Chaitanya Bhagavata is the oldest one. He is treated as Vedavyas by the Baisnab society.
Dasorathi Roy : Renowned for folk song (panchali). He was born at Bandhmura village near Katwa on 1805.
Gobindadas Karmakar :He was born at Kanchannagar near Burdwan town on the end of 15th century and  one of the followers  of Sri Chitanyadev. When Sri Chitanyadev visited south India, he accompained him. He is famous for 'Gobindadaser Kadcha'.
Ghanaram Chakraborty : He was born at Kukro-Krishnapur village on 1711. He is also famous for his book Dharmamangal, written on Lord Dharma. King of Burdwan Kirtichand helped him.
Harish Chandra Mukherjee (1824 – 1861), was an Indian journalist and patriot, who fought for the indigo cultivators (and against the indigo planters) and forced the government to bring about changes.
Joyananda, Lochan & Ganyanadas : Another Baisnab poet who wrote the biography of Sri Chaitanyadev, Chaitanyamangal, was Jayananda Mishra. He was born at Amaipur village of Purba Bardhaman on 1511. Lochan Das also written  the biography of Sri Chaitanyadev with the name Chaitanyamangal. He was born at Kogram of Katwa on 1523. Another Baisnab poet, Ganyanadas had written the poems on Gouranga and Radha-Krishna-lila. He was born at Kandra village under Ketugram block on 1530.
Jimut Bahan : This scholar   was born at Paligram of Mangalkote Police Station area on the beginning of 12th century. His remarkable work was 'Daibhag' .This book of law was written on the distribution of property by inheritance as well as by succession. These rules are being followed by Hindu society by and large till now. His other book is 'Kalbibek'.
Krishnadas Kabiraj : He is famous for writing the biography Sri Chaitanyadev, Chaitanya Charitamrita. He was born at Jhamatpur village near Katwa on 1496. The other works are Gobindalalmitra, Adwayitasutra Kadcha, Swajparbanam and Bagmayikana.
Kashiram Das : This great   poet had translated the Mahabharata in Bengali. He was born at Singi village near Katwa on the end of 16th century. His work is known as Kashidasi Mahabharata.
Kumudranjan Mallick : A famous poet of Bengali literature. He was born at Kogram village of Katwa subdivision. His main works are Shatadal, Bantulsi, Ujani, Aktara, Bithi, BanamalliKa, Rajanigandha, Nupur, Chunkali, Tunir, Ajay, Swarnagandha, Dwarabati, Kuheli, Mukhoser Dokan etc.
ReverendLal Behari Dey (18 December 1824 – 28 October 1892) was a Bengali Indian journalist, who converted to Christianity, and became a Christian missionary himself.
Maladhar Basu : He was born at Kulin village under Jamalpur Block on 15th century. He is famous for his creation 'Sri KrishnaVijaya' written on the basis of Sri Madvagabata. Then king of Gouda Ruknuddin Barbak Shah extended his patronage to this liberal activist and had given him the title Gunaraj Khan.
Mukundaram Chakraborty : This poet is famous for his book Chandimangal. He was born at Damunya village under Raina block on about 1560. Chandimangal has been written on Goddes Chandi.
Narahari Sarkar : He was born at Sri Khanda near Katwa on 1482 and  died on 1582. He is one of the renowned followers  of Sri Chitanyadev.
Nabinchandra ( 05/06/1853 - 22/08/1922): He was the famous 19th century   poet Nabinchandra Mukhopadhyaya. He was born at Kudmun-bura village near Purba Bardhaman. His main works are Bhuban Mohini-2 vol., Aryasangeet-O-Droupadi-Nigraha etc.
Ramai Pandit : This Poet was born at a village in the bank of river Balluka near Memari on 10th century. His remarkable creation was 'Sunyapuran' on Lord Dharma. He noticed is as PanchamVeda (The fifth Veda). He advocated for Dharmapuja to counter the Buddhist religious invasion.
Rajshekhar Basu , better known by the pen name Parashuram (16 March 1880 – 27 April 1960), was a Bengali writer, chemist and lexicographer. He was chiefly known for his comic and satirical short stories, and is considered the greatest Bengali humorist of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956.
Raghunath Siromoni : He was born at Kota village near Mankar on the end of 15th century and  was a close friend and classmate of Sri Chitanyadev. This famous naiaik had revised the traditional ontology to a great extent. The innovations suggested by him are (1) God is the seat of eternal bliss and consciousness but  not materialistic, (2)Time, Space, Mind and Sky are not a distinct substance. He discovered a number of objects which was not classed under the seven categories of the Vaishesika. They are (1)Swatwa - the possession (2)Sakti - the capacity for producing an effect (3)Karanatwa - the cause (4)Karayatwa - the essential property of an effect (5)Sankhya - the number (6)Baishistya - the relation of the qualifier to the qualified (7)Bisayata - The subject-object relation. He emphasised on self realisation and thought that the moral goal of life is Mukti (freedom).
Rup Goswami  : He was the brother of Sanatan Goswami and also one of the 'sad' Goswami who advocated Baisnab religion and culture. He was born at Naihati village near Katwa on 1486. He was also a clerk in the office of sultan of Goud, Husai Shah. He was renamed there as Dabir Khas. Infuenced by Sri Chaitanyadev he left the service and became his followers. His famous books are Bhagabatamrita, Padabali, Hansdut, Uddab Sandesh, Stabamala, Bidagdhamadhab, Dankeli Koumudi, Vaktirasamritasindhu and Ujjwalmoni Rasashastra.
Rupram Chakraborty : This poet is famous for his book Dharmamangal. He was born at Srirampur village near Kaiti Raina block during the end of 16th century. Dharmamangal has been written on Lord Dharma.
Rangalal Bandyopadhyaya (1827 - 13/05/1887) : A famous poet of Bengali literature. He was born at Bakulia village near Kalna. His main works are Padmini Upakhyan, Karmadevi, Sursundari, Nitikusumanjali, Kanchi Kaberi etc.
Rashbihari Bose : (25 May 1886 – 21 January 1945) was an Indian revolutionary leader against the British Raj and was one of the key organisers of the Ghadar Mutiny and later the Indian National Army. He was born in village-Subaldaha, Purba Bardhaman district in West Bengal.
Sir Rashbihari Ghosh : A noted lawyer and a patriotic man. He was born at Terekona village of Khandoghosh on 23rd december, 1844. He was the first MA in English literature from Calcutta University. He become the President of Congress Party in Surat congress on 1907. He donated Lakhs of money to the several educational institutions.
Sanatan Goswami : One of the sad Goswami who advocated Baisnab religion and culture. He was born at Naihati village near Katwa on 1483. He was a clerk in the office of sultan of Goud, Husai Shah. He was renamed there as Sakar Mallick. Infuenced by Sri Chaitanyadev he left the service and became his follower. His famous books are Brihat Bhagabatamrita, Harivakti Bilas, Lilastaba, Dashamcharit, and Baisnabtosani.
Satyendranath Dutta (1882 - 25 June 1922), a Bengali poet, is considered the wizard of rhymes. Satyendranath Dutta was an expert in many disciplines of intellectual enquiry including medieval Indian history, culture, and mythology.
Sukumar Sen ( 16 January 1900 – 3 March 1992) was a famous Bengali linguist, who was also well versed in Pāli, Prakrit and Sanskrit.
Shakti Samanta (13 January 1926 – 9 April 2009) was an Indian film director and producer, who founded Shakti Films in 1957, which is most known for films such as Howrah Bridge, China Town, Kashmir Ki Kali, An Evening in Paris, Aradhana, Kati Patang, and Amar Prem. He received Filmfare Awards for Best Film for Aradhana (1969), Anuraag (1973) and Amanush, which was also made in Bengali, a language in which he made six films, including an Indo-Bangladesh joint production in 1984.
Sir Upendranath(UN) Brahmachari : He was born at Sardanga village near Purbasthali on 19th december, 1873.
Sir Upendranath

    Brahmachari He passed BA in Mathematics from Hooghly College (Hooghly Mohsin College) and M.A. in Chemistry from Presidency College. Then he passed MB from Campbell Medical School (Medical College, Kolkata) and after that he did his MD and PhD in Medicine. Here in a small laboratory he worhed on a cure of Kala-zar, a dreaded killer in India and on 1921 he discovered an organic compound of antimony which he called Urea Stibamine. Lakhs of lives had been saved for this discovery. The medicine has also been used successfully in France, China and Greece.   He was honoured with the titles SIR and Raibahadur by the British Government. He resigned from the service on 1924 and founded The Brahmachari Research Institute for researching independently.He also establisted the first Blood Bank in India. He died on 1941.
Tribhanga Roy : He was born at Bonpas Kamarpara village, Bhatar on 27th September, 1906. He was educated in the Bolpur school and stood first in the district in Matriculation Examination. He became associated with Shilpacharyya Abanindranath Tagore and Kshitindranath Majumder at Indian Society of Oriental Arts, Kolkata to learn drawing, painting and different Indian fine arts. Some of his famous and important paintings are Dasa Mohavidya, Holi, Srikrishner Rash Lila, Hara Parvati and Buddher Ayisharyarup, Dasabatar Chitra and Radhakrishna Lila in the walls of Kamala Temple, Kanpur and life history of Goutam Buddha as wall paintings at Mohabodhi Society, Kolkata. Sri Roy was an eloquent writer on Children literatures. Some important books written by him are Bangla Mayer Rupkotha, Rangadir Rupkotha, Goutam Buddha, Chutir Chitti and Bangla Maayer Duranta Chela etc.
[Submitted by Dr. Bimal Kumar Das, Bonpas Kamarpara, Sahapara P.O. Bonpas, Dist Purba Bardhaman,WB]
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