Hindu – Brahmin – Bengali ( Famous Personalities )

List of Bengali Brahmin Personalities in Various Fields". Achievements and Contributions of famous Bengali Brahmin personalities from different fields, such as politics, music, literature, cinema, sports, and spirituality. 

Raja Ganesha

was a Hindu Brahmin zamindar ruler of Bengal who overthrew the first Ilyas Shahi dynasty by taking advantage of its vulnerability. He was viewed as a usurper by medieval historians of the time. He established the Ganesha dynasty, which governed Bengal from 1415 to 1435. His name appears as Kans Jha or Kans Shah on the coins of his son, Sultan Jalaluddin Muhammad Shah. His name was reported by Indo-Persian historians as Raja Kans or Kansi. Although he has been linked to Danujamardanadeva by a number of contemporary researchers, this connection is not widely acknowledged.

Raja Krishnachandra

From 1728 to 1782, Raja Krishnachandra, also known as Krishnachandra Ray (1710–1783), served as the raja and zamindar of Nadia. He belonged to the Shakta Hindu sect and the Nadia Raj family. Together with his resistance to Mughal control, he is credited with developing and supporting the arts in his kingdom.

Rudranarayan Raymukhuty

Bengal's Bhurishrestha Maharaja was Rudranarayan Raymukhuty. With the Lohani Pathan sultans of Bengal Sultanate, he began conflict.


Bhavashankari was the monarch of the Bhurishreshtha kingdom in Bengal. She established hindu authority in her realm by putting up a fight against the Lohani Pathan sultans of South Bengal.

Rani Bhabani

Rani Bhabani (1716–1803), often referred to as Ardhabangeshwari, Natorer Rani, or the Queen of Natore, was a Hindu zamindar in what is now Rajshahi, Bangladesh, during the British colonial era. After the passing of her husband, Raja Ramkanta Moitra (Ray), the estate's "Zamindar," she assumed the role. An expansive zamindari known as the Rajshahi Raj or Natore estate was located in Bengal. The Natore estate encompassed a vast portion of North Bengal and sections of the regions that would later make up the administrative districts of Murshidabad, Nadia, Jessore, Birbhum, and Burdwan. It had a total area of close to 34,000 square kilometers (13,000 sq mi). Rani Bhabani of Natore Rajbari enlarged the palace and the estate after the passing of her husband.

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee

An Indian-American economist named Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee was born on February 21, 1961, and he is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at MIT. Along with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, Banerjee was awarded the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for their experimental approach to eliminating global poverty." He is the sixth married spouse to share a Nobel Prize with his wife Esther Duflo.

Sir Surendranath Banerjee

During the British Empire, Sir Surendranath Banerjee, also known as Rashtraguru (10 November 1848 – 6 August 1925), led the Indian nationalist movement. To unite Hindus and Muslims for political action, he created the Indian National Association, a nationalist group. He helped create the Indian National Congress, a political organization founded in 1885. In contrast to Congress, Surendranath favored the Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms, and in 1919, he split from Congress to found the Indian National Liberation Federation.

Mahesh Chandra Nyayratna Bhattacharyya

From 1876 to 1895, the Sanskrit College was led by the Indian scholar Mahmahopadhyay Pandit Mahesh Chandra Nyayratna Bhattacharyya CIE (22 February 1836 – 12 April 1906). He was Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's friend and coworker, and he was significant to the Bengal Renaissance. He was one of Kolkata's most notable Bengalis throughout the nineteenth century.

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

Indian author, poet, essayist, and journalist Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (also known as Chattopadhayay), CIE (26 or 27 June 1838 - 8 April 1894). He penned Anandamath, a significant piece of contemporary Bengali and Indian literature, in Bengali in 1882. In order to motivate activists during the Indian Independence Movement, he wrote the song Vande Mataram, which is sung in extensively sanskritized Bengali and personifies Bengal as a mother goddess. Chattopadhayay wrote an impressive collection of works in Bengali, ranging from the serious to the seriocomic, the satirical to the scientific, and the critical to the creative. He has earned the title of "Sahitya Samrat," or "Literary King," for his impressive contributions to Bengali literature.

Suniti Kumar Chatterjee

Ashoka Bhashacharya Suniti Kumar Chatterjee was an Indian linguist, educator, and author (26 November 1890 – 29 May 1977). The Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian decoration, was given to him.

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, whose name is more commonly spelled Gangopadhyay and who was born on July 8, 1972, is a beloved cricket administrator, pundit, and former captain of India's national cricket team. He also served as the 35th President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He is known as the King of Indian cricket. During his playing career, Ganguly not only rose to become one of the best batsmen in the world, but he also excelled as the captain of the Indian national cricket team. In 2002, he served as India's captain and guided the team to share the ICC Champions Cup with Sri Lanka.With his 141 not out against South Africa in the 2000 competition, Ganguly made history by amassing the best score by an Indian batsman in the ICC Champions Trophy.

Bagha Jatin

Bagha Jatin, also known as "Tiger Jatin" or "Baghajatin," was an Indian independence activist. He was born Jatindranath Mukherjee on December 7, 1879, and died on September 10, 1915. He served as the leader of the Jugantar party, the primary organization of the Bengal revolutionaries who sought freedom from the British.

Kumudlal Ganguly

Ashok Kumar and Dadamoni were stage names for Kumudlal Ganguly (13 October 1911 - 10 December 2001), an Indian actor who became well-known in Indian film. He belonged to the Ganguly family of film. The greatest national honor for film artists, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, was given to him by the Indian government in 1988. Also, in 1999, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contributions to Indian cinema.

Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar was an Indian playback singer and actor (born Abhas Kumar Ganguly; pronunciation (help)); he died on October 13, 1987. [12] One of the most awe-inspiring and influential singers of Indian music, he is widely renowned for his energetic vocal range and signature yodeling. His name is synonymous with the Indian subcontinent and his signature style is unmistakable. He used to perform in a variety of musical genres, but some of his great and uncommon works have since been lost to time. Kishore Kumar was a popular singer because his voice "hits the mike, straight, at its most sensitive place," according to his brother and renowned actor Ashok Kumar.

Uttam Kumar

Uttam Kumar, famously known as the Mahanayak, was a multi-talented personality who had a successful career in Bengali cinema. He was an actor, producer, director, screenwriter, composer, and vocalist.He was born Arun Kumar Chattopadhyay on September 3, 1926, and died on July 24, 1980. One of the most popular and significant actors in Bengali film history was Kumar. From the late 1940s till his passing in 1980, Kumar's career lasted three decades. He was in more than 200 movies. Agni Pariksha, Harano Sur, Bicharak, Saptapadi, Jhinder Bandi, Sesh Anka, Deya Neya, Lal Pathore, Jatu Griha, Chowringhee, Nayak, Antony Firingee, Amanush, Bagh Bondi Khela, and Chiriyakhana are just a few of the timeless classics that were presented to moviegoers in 1967.

Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee

Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee, also known as Asutosh Mukhopadhyayor Asutosh Mookerjee, was a distinguished Bengali educator, lawyer, barrister, and mathematician who lived from 29 June 1864 to 25 May 1924. He was the first student to receive a dual degree from Calcutta University (MA in Mathematics and MSc in Physics). He was a guy of enormous personality, high self-respect, courage, and towering administrative talent. He was possibly the most eloquent character in Indian education. Mukherjee was the University of Calcutta's second Indian Vice-Chancellor, serving five consecutive two-year terms from 1906 to 1923. He was instrumental in establishing the University College of Science (Rajabazar Science College) and the Bengal Technical Institute, both of which were established in 1906.

Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee, the 13th Indian President, served his nation with distinction from 2012 to 2017. His legacy will remain forever in the hearts of his nation.Mukherjee had a remarkable half-century tenure in politics, which saw him occupy a number of high-profile roles in the Indian government and serve as an esteemed leader of the Indian National Congress. Mukherjee was appointed as India's Minister of Finance from 2009 to 2012, before being chosen as the President of the country.In 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind bestowed the most prestigious Indian award - the 'Bharat Ratna' - upon his predecessor.

Syama Prasad Mukherjee

Syama Prasad Mukherjee, an Indian politician, lawyer, and scholar, was born on July 6, 1901, and died on June 23, 1953. He was Jawaharlal Nehru's first Minister for Industry and Supplies (now the Ministry of Trade and Industry). Mukherjee left Nehru's ministry following a disagreement with him over the Liaquat-Nehru Accord. He was the founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, a predecessor of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which was created with the help of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1951.

Hara Prasad Shastri

Hara Prasad Shastri, also known as Hara Prasad Bhattacharya, was an Indian academic, Sanskrit expert, archivist, and Bengali language historian who lived from 6 December 1853 to 17 November 1931. His discovery of the Charyapada, one of the earliest known works of Bengali literature, is what made him most famous.

Dwarkanath Tagore

One of the earliest Indian businesspeople to establish a company with British partners was Dwarkanath Tagore (Darokanath hakur; 1794–1846). He was the son of Ramlochon Tagore, the person who started the Tagore family's Jorasanko branch. Rabindranath Tagore's grandfather, as well.

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore, a renowned polymath from the years 1861 to 1941, was an artist of many crafts - composing music, writing plays, novels, and poetry, pondering philosophical matters, and advocating for social change. He was also a skilled painter. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, he used contextual modernism to transform Indian art, Bengali literature, and music.Gitanjali, a renowned poet with a profoundly sensitive and alluring style, became the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Though his works, filled with graceful prose and inspired poetry, remain largely unfamiliar outside of Bengal, Tagore's spiritual and mercurial songs are highly regarded.He was a Royal Asiatic Society fellow. Tagore was referred regarded as "the Bard of Bengal" and went by the nicknames Gurudeb, Kobiguru, and Biswokobi.

Ishwar Chandra Bandyopadhyay

Ishwar Chandra Bandyopadhyay, or Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, lived from 26 September 1820 until 29 July 1891. He was a nineteenth-century Indian educator and social reformer. He made a lot of effort to modernize and streamline Bengali literature. 

Manabendra Nath Roy

Manabendra Nath Roy, often known as M. N. Roy, was a prominent philosopher of the 20th century as well as an Indian revolutionary, radical activist, and political theorist. He was born Narendra Nath Bhattacharya and died on January 25, 1954. Roy formed both the Communist Party of India and the Communist Party of Mexico (Tashkent group). During the war, Roy left behind traditional Marxism and instead embraced a humanistic approach that sought to bridge the gap between communism and liberalism. He also represented Russia in China and was present at Communist International congresses.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy

The Brahmo Sabha, the progenitor of the Brahmo Samaj, a social-religious reform movement in the Indian subcontinent, was founded in 1828 with assistance from Raja Ram Mohan Roy, an Indian reformer. He died on September 27, 1833. Akbar II, the Mughal emperor, honored him with the distinguished title of "Raja". He had a significant impact on the political, governmental, academic, and spiritual aspects of society. He was well renowned for his efforts to abolish sati traditions and child marriage. Several historians regard Roy as the "Father of the Indian Renaissance." In a 2004 BBC poll of the greatest Bengalis of all time, Roy came in at number ten.

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