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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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Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru (1875–1949) by Walter Stoneman, 1935 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sapru, Sir Tej Bahadur (1875–1949), Indian nationalist and political mediator, was born in Aligarh on 8 December 1875, of a Kashmiri Pandit family, the son of Ambika Prasad Sapru, and grandson of Radha Khrishen Sapru, of the Indian provincial service. He married Durga Devi Madan...