Bankim Chandra Chaterji
Bonkim Chondra Chattopadhyay
Born:27 June 1838
Died:8 April 1894
- He was an Indian writer, poet and journalist.
- He was the composer of Vande Mataram, originally in Sanskrit stotra personifying India as a mother goddess and inspiring the activists during the Indian Independence Movement.
- He wrote thirteen novels and many serious, serio-comic, satirical, scientific and critical treaties in Bengali.
- He was one of the first graduates of the University of Calcutta. From 1858, until his retirement in 1891.
- He served as a deputy magistrate and deputy collector in the Government of British India.
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