It was Raja Ram Mohan Roy who actually rejected this very idea and went to England. The British government granted the allowances to Akbar the Second, the Mughal King of Delhi. But it was really a very small amount. However, Ram Mohan has to submit a representative to the King of England to increase the same. The King of Mughal Empire (second of the Muhghal Dynasty) decided to send Ram Mohan to England at his own expense. Before he left for England, the King conferred him to the title of "Raja".
Another crucial reason for Ram Mohan to visit England was to plead before the parliament for the complete abolition of 'Sati'.
There were many people, during that time, who objected vehemently to the visit of Ram Mohan to England. There were people from the British government who also strongly opposed him visiting England. But by that time, he was very popular and his fame had already reached England.
When Ram Mohan landed in England - Liverpool, the honourable men of England were there to welcome him. The popular scholar and historian William Rathbone who was laid up with paralysis sent his son. He also fulfilled his last desire by inviting him and spending some time with him. Many associations honoured him. From England, he later visited France as well, and everywhere he was welcomed with open arms.
As the allowances of the King was ultimately not settled, it was then decided that he would be given rupees three lakhs annually. His efforts to abolish the Sahagamana' were also very successful. So when the bill was finally passed in the Parliament, happiness of Ram Mohan knew no bounds.
Right from his childhood Ram Mohan Roy was brought up in a wealthy family. He was a great man who did spend a lot of money for others, who were needy. In Kolkata, even people coming from foreign land would borrow money from him. This very man, when went to England was reduced to total dependence upon others, even for food. As a result the condition of his health got worse. The main reason for his financial difficulties was that the firm in which he had invested his capital became insolvent.
After a point to time, due to lack of financial support, his condition deteriorated. And he fell ill and became bed ridden. There were some who respected and loved him, actually took care of him during his bad days, like relatives. Doctors with great reputation treated him but his health did not improve.
Rammohan died on 27th September 1833. Ten years later, 1843, a friend visited England and removed the coffin of Ram Mohan from Stapleton Grove to Arno's Vale, the cemetery on the outer part of Bristol, and buried it there. A memorial in Indian style was raised over his tomb.
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