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.
||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
||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.
||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.
Upendranath(UN) Brahmachari : He was born at
Sardanga village near Purbasthali on 19th december, 1873.
||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
researching independently.He also establisted the first Blood Bank in India. He died on
||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]