Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay is an Indian novelist, poet and a journalist famed for composition of Vande Mataram, which inspired Indians while fighting for independence from the British colonialism. He was born in 1838 in the village of Kanthalpara in Kolkata. He went on to become one of the two candidates who were the first to graduate from the University of Calcutta. He holds an important position in the Bengali literature, leading to him being known as the Sahitya Samrat, which is the Bengali term meaning “Emperor of Literature”.

His 183rd birth anniversary was observed this year on June 27. Prime Minister Modi paid homage to this renowned writer on this occasion.

Written by IAS POINT

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