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Das, Chittaranjan (1870–1925), Indian nationalist and barrister, was born on 5 November 1870 in Calcutta, the second child and eldest son of Bhuban Mohan Das, a solicitor of the Calcutta high court, and his wife, Nistarini Devi. His youngest brother, P. R. Das...

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Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand [known as Mahatma Gandhi] (1869–1948), political leader and religious and social reformer, was born in Porbandar, Kathiawar, western India, on 2 October 1869, to Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi and his fourth wife, Putlibai: he was the youngest of the one daughter and three sons of the marriage....

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi [Mahatma Gandhi] (1869–1948) by Margaret Bourke-White, 1946 Köln, Museum Ludwig / Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln

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Ganga Govind Singh [Ganga Gobinda Sinha] (fl. 1750–1795), revenue administrator in Bengal, wielded great power and influence under Warren Hastings, accumulating in the process a huge fortune which enabled his descendants to become one of the most notable families in nineteenth-century ...

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Krishna Kanta Nandy [known as Kantababu; Cantoo Baboo] (c. 1720–1794), banian, came to prominence in the service of Warren Hastings, the first British governor-general of Bengal. On 18 February 1788 Edmund Burke said: 'Whoever has heard of Mr Hastings's name with any knowledge of Indian connection, has heard of his Banyan, ...

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Nabakrishna [Nobkissen], maharaja (c. 1718–1797), political agent and adventurer, rendered major services to the British in their rise to power in Bengal and reaped rich rewards as a consequence. His father was a minor official in the government of the nawabs...

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Nandakumar [Nuncomar], maharaja (1705?–1775), contender for office in Bengal, was born at Bhadravpur in Birbhum district in western Bengal, probably in 1705. He was the eldest son of a Brahman, Padmanav Roy (d. 1759), who had been an official under the ...

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Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887–1920) by unknown photographer, 1919 The Master and Fellows, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Ramanujan, Srinivasa (1887–1920), mathematician, was born on 22 December 1887 in Erode, India, the third of five children (two older sisters died in infancy) of Kuppuswamy Srinivasa (b. 1863), a clerk in a silk merchant's shop, and his wife, Komalatammal (b...