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Ray, Sukumar (1887–1923), writer, illustrator, and song composer, was born in Calcutta on 30 October 1887, the son of Upendrakishore Ray, otherwise Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury (1863–1915), a well-known Bengali writer, illustrator, song composer, publisher, and printer, and his wife, Bidhumukhi Devi. His father was a prominent figure in the western-influenced Hindu reform movement known as Brahmoism, which flourished in ...

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Tagore, Jyotirindranath (1849–1925), playwright and musician, was born in Calcutta on 4 May 1849, the fifth son of Debendranath Tagore (1817–1905) of the Jorasanko branch of the Tagore family of Bengal, and his wife, Sarada Devi (1826?–1875). The family occupied leading positions as entrepreneurs and religious reformers, within the ...