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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, ...