Founder of one of India's earliest newspapers, who challenged traditional Hindu culture and founded the Brahmo Samaj, a Hindu reformist sect. He is often referred to as "The Father of Modern India".
He worked as a private clerk for the East India Company's Writing Service.
He founded the Anglo-Hindu School in 1822 and the Vedanta College in 1826.
He was married three times. He stayed married to Devi Uma until his death.
Mother Teresa was another influential social reformer in India.