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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.
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 Burdwan on the beginning of 16th century. His biography on Sri Chaitanyadev, Chaitanyabhagabat 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.
Jimut Bahan : This scholar   was born at Paligram of Mangalkote Policr 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'.
Joyananda, Lochan & Ganyanadas : Another Baisnab poet who wrote the biography of Sri Chaitanyadev, Chaitanyamangal, was Jayananda Mishra. He was born at Amaipur village of Burdwan 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.
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.
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 Burdwan. His main works are Bhuban Mohini-2 vol., Aryasangeet-O-Droupadi-Nigraha etc.
Kazi Nazrul Islam (1898-1976): He was born at Churulia village of Asansol subdivision. When he was a school student,
  Kazi Nazrul Islam he joined the newly recruited Bengali regiment on 1916 and sent to Mesopotamia some months before the armistice. The regiment was not given a chance to face battle but all the same Nazrul got his fill of the fighting gusto which later-found expression in poetic effusion and warmth. Nazrul's life and poetical works are awe-inspiring and fascinating. He showed equal dexterity in two entirely opposite fields. On the one hand, he is a rebel and gives a clarion call for daring the odds in freedom struggle and on the other hand he is gentle, subtle and incredibly charming in his love poems.He is popularly known as rebel poet (Vidrohi Kabi). The rebellious songs and poems of Nazrul had immensely inspired the freedom fighters to embrace death for the cause of the nation. Again, those romantic songs of Nazrul which were steeped with the fervour of love and romantic passion had tied the emotional Bengalis in a sweetly sad bondage. He was unrivalled in the field of devotional songs as well. He is not known for his religion or caste. He raised himself much higher than the narrow criteria of Hinduism or Islam and became immortal as a poet of exception calibre.
Nazrul Islam wrote a good numbers of valuable poems, songs, novels, dramas. He had a good command on classic Indian song. He could sing, recite and act with considerable proficiency. His notable books are are
AgniBeena, Bhangar Gaan, Bisher Banshi , Dolonchampa, Puber Haoya and Bulbul. etc. He died on 22nd august 1976.
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.
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.
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.
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 Burdwan,WB]

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