Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

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Birthday
26, 1820
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jul 29, 1891 (70)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
26, 1820
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jul 29, 1891 (70)

About

An author and prominent figure of the Bengali Renaissance, he famously reformed the Bengali alphabet. His literary works include Upakramanika and Shakuntala.

Before Fame

His impoverished family could not afford a gas lamp; consequently, the young Vidyasagar was forced to study by the light of street lamps.

Trivia

His expertise in Sanskrit studies and philosophy earned him the title of "Vidyasagar" ("Ocean of Knowledge").

Family Life

He was the son of Thakurdas Bandyopadhyay and Bhagavati Devi.

Associated With

His praises were sung by the Nobel Prize-winning writer Rabindranath Tagore.

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