||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.
||Kazi Nazrul Islam (1898-1976): He was born at Churulia village of Asansol subdivision. When he was a
||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
||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.
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.
[Contributed by Dr. Bimal Kumar Das, Bonpas Kamarpara, Sahapara P.O. Bonpas, Dist Burdwan,WB]