Kaliprasanna Singha

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Kaliprasanna Singha

Born: 23 February 1840

Died: 24 July 1870

  • He was a Bengali authors, playwright, and philanthropist.
  • His most famous work was the translation of the ancient Hindu epic Mahabharata into Bengali.
  • Hisbook Hutom Pyanchar Naksha, a compilation of satirical social sketches, is another noted work that is noted for reflecting Bengalee urban society of the time.
  • He is also remembered as a philanthropist who helped several people and movements in distress.
  • He also wrote several other plays, such as Babu (1854), Sabitri Satyaban (1858) and Malati Madhab (1856).
  • He also edited/published several magazines like Vidyotsahini Patrika, Paridarshak, Sarvatattwa Prakashika, Bibidhartha Samgraha etc.
  • He provided financial assistance to magazines like Tattabodhini Patrika, Somprakash, Mookerjee’s Magazine, Bengalee, Doorbin and Hindu Patriot.

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