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Bonnerjee, Woomes Chunder (1844–1906), lawyer and politician, was born on 29 December 1844 at his paternal grandfather's country house at Sonai, Kidderpore, Bengal, the second but eldest surviving son of Girish Chunder Bonnerjee (1823–1868), an attorney, and his wife, Saraswati Devi. The family were Hindu, Bengali Brahmans; they claimed descent from ...

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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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Dhingra, Madan Lal (1883–1909), Indian nationalist and political assassin, was born on 18 September 1883 in the Dhingra Buildings, Hall Gate, Amritsar, the sixth of the seven children of Dr Sahib Ditta Mal Dhingra, a civil surgeon. The Dhingras were a wealthy, cosmopolitan Hindu family who regarded British rule as a modernizing and stabilizing influence. ...

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Nair, Sir Chettur Sankaran (1857–1934), judge and politician in India, was born on 11 July 1857 at the small village of Mankara on the Bhorata River about 16 miles west of Palghat in south Malabar, India, into the Hindu matrilineal Nair community, the son of ...

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Sir Chettur Sankaran Nair (1857–1934) by Lafayette, 1929 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Nehru, Motilal (1861–1931), lawyer and Indian nationalist, was born at Agra on 6 May 1861, the posthumous son of Ganga Dhar Nehru, a minor police official in Delhi under the Mughal ruler until the latter was deposed by the British in 1858. Taught Arabic, Persian, and Urdu at home, ...

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Motilal Nehru (1861–1931) by unknown photographer, after 1920 Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi / Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, New Delhi; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Radhakanta Sarman (d. 1803), pandit, was born in the early eighteenth century in a Bengali Brahman family of modest means. His father died at the age of 100, his mother at eighty on the funeral pyre of her husband. Radhakanta received a traditional Sanskrit education as a student of the famed ...

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Ranade, Mahadev Govind (1842–1901), judge and Indian nationalist, was born in Niphad in the Bombay presidency on 18 January 1842, the first of two surviving children of Govindrao Amrita Ranade (d. 1877), head clerk in a district office in the Nasik district...

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Rau, Sir Benegal Narsinga (1887–1953), judge and diplomatist, was born at Karkala, near Mangalore, in the Madras presidency, south India, on 26 February 1887, second of the four sons of Benegal Raghavendra Rao, a doctor in the Madras medical service, and his wife, ...

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