Eminent Personalities

  • Bhabadeb Bhatta

    He was born at Siddhal village near Guskara ( in other source Sital village of Mangolkote) at the end of the 10th century or the beginning of the 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. 

  •  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.

  • 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’.

  • 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.

  • Narahari Sarkar (1482-1582)

    He was born at Sri Khanda near Katwa. He is one of the renowned followers of Sri Chitanyadev.

  • Sanatan Goswami  (1488-1558)

    One of the sad Goswami who advocated Baisnab religion and culture. He was born at Naihati village near Katwa. Sanatana was taken up the post of Sakara Mallik (treasurer) to the new ruler of Bengal, Alauddin Hussein Shah. Infuenced by Sri Chaitanyadev he left the service and became his follower. His famous books are Brihat Bhagabatamrita, Harivakti Bilas, Krishna Lilastaba, Dashamcharit, and Baisnab tosani.

  • Rup Goswami (1489-1564)

    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. 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.

  • Krishnadas Kabiraj (1496-1588)

    He is famous for writing the biography Sri Chaitanyadev, Chaitanya Charitamrita. He was born at Jhamatpur village near Katwa. The other works are Gobindalalmitra, Adwayitasutra Kadcha, Swajparbanam and Bagmayikana.

  • 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’.

  • 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).

  • Mukundaram Chakraborty (1500-1551)

    This poet is famous for his book Chandimangal. He was born at Damunya village under Raina block. Chandimangal has been written on Goddes Chandi.

  • Brindaban Das (1507 – 1589)

    A famous poet of Padabali literature. He was born at Denur village of Purba Bardhaman. His biography on Sri Chaitanyadev, Chaitanya Bhagavata is the oldest one. He is treated as Vedavyas by the Baisnab society.

  • Joyananda Mishra (1511-?)

    He was a Baisnab poet who wrote the biography of Sri Chaitanyadev, Chaitanyamangal, was Jayananda Mishra. He was born at Amaipur village of Purba Bardhaman.

  • Lochan Das (1523-?)

    Lochan Das also written the biography of Sri Chaitanyadev with the name Chaitanyamangal. He was born at Kogram of Katwa.

  • Gayan Das (1530-?)

    Another Baisnab poet, Ganyan Das had written the poems on Gouranga and Radha-Krishna-lila. He was born at Kandra village under Ketugram block.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ghanaram Chakraborty (1669–?)

    He was born at Kukura-Krishnapur village. He is also famous for his book Dharmamangal, written on Lord Dharma. He also composed Satyanarayana Sindhu, a panchali (small narrative poem) eulogising Satyanarayana. He was patronised by Kirtichandra, the Maharaja of Bardhaman.

  • Dasorathi Roy (1805-?)

    Renowned for folk song (panchali). He was born at Bandhmura village near Katwa.

  • 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.

  • Harish Chandra Mukherjee (24/07/1824 – 16/06/1861)

    He 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.

  • Reverend Lal Behari Dey (18/12/1824 – 28/10/1892)

    He was a Bengali Indian journalist, who converted to Christianity, and became a Christian missionary himself. He wrote two books in English, Govinda Samanta (1874, later renamed Bengal Peasant Life) and Folk-Tales of Bengal (1883) both of which were widely acclaimed.

  • 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.

  • Sir Rashbihari Ghosh (23/12/1845-28/02/1921)

    A noted lawyer and a patriotic man. He was born at Terekona village of Khandoghosh. He was the first MA in English literature from Calcutta University. He became the President of Congress Party in Surat Congress on 1907. He donated Lakhs of money to the several educational institutions.

  • 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.

  • Sir Upendranath(UN) Brahmachari  (19/12/1873-06/02/1946)

    He was born at Sardanga village near Purbasthali. 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.

  • Rajshekhar Basu (16/03/1880 – 27/04/1960)

    He was better known by the pen name Parashuram , 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.

  • Satyendranath Dutta (11/02/1882 – 25/06/1922)

    He was 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.

  • Kumudranjan Mallick (01/03/1883 – 14/12/1970)

    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.

  • Rashbihari Bose (25/05/1886 – 21/01/1945)

    He 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.

  • Sukumar Sen ( 16/01/1900 – 03/03/1992)

    He was a famous Bengali linguist, who was also well versed in Pāli, Prakrit and Sanskrit. His hometown was Gotan, near Shyamsundar in the Purba Bardhaman district. Sen was educated at the Burdwan Municipal High School, Burdwan, 1917. He obtained an F.A. in 1919 from Burdwan Raj College, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta. He received a divisional scholarship and earned first class honours in Sanskrit from the Government Sanskrit College in 1921. He studied Comparative Philology in Kolkata, scoring the highest marks in 1923. He received a Premchand Roychand Scholarship and a PhD degree. His renowned works were Bhashar Itibritta, Bangla sthan nam, Ram kathar prak itihas, Bharat kathar granthi mochan, Bangla sahityer itihas, Banga bhumika, A History of Brajabuli Literature, Bangla Islami sahitya, Bangla sahitye gadya, Diner pare din je gelo (autobiography) etc.

  • Batukeshwar Dutta (18/11/1910 – 20/07/1965)

    He 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.

  • Tribhanga Roy (27/09/1906 – ?)

    He was born at Bonpas Kamarpara village. 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.

  • Shakti Samanta (13/01/1926 – 09/04/2009)

    He 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 , Anuraag and Amanush. He made six films in an Indo-Bangladesh joint production in 1984.