(Last Updated on : 24/08/2013)
Eminent personalities of Nadia district
include the multiple renowned people, who have excelled in various fields like Bengali literature
, theatre, arts and culture, entertainment and so on. The district of Nadia, which is located in the state of West Bengal
has produced many such talented people, ever since ancient ages. Krittibas Ojha
Mahaprabhu, Swami Nigamananda
, Ramtanu Lahiri and many other personalities are significant contributors to Bengali culture.
Basudeb Barman is a member of the political party known as the Communist Party of India
(Marxist) (CPI (M)) and was a former member of the 14th session of Lok Sabha
in the country. He had represented the Mathurapur constituency of the Eastern Indian State
of West Bengal. Besides, he was a professor who taught at the University of Calcutta
and imparted lessons on Chemical Engineering.
Also revered as 'Gaura' or 'Nimai' since he was born under a neem tree
, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna
and a social reformer. He propagated the philosophy of Bhakti Yoga
and preached about the simple principles of the Vaishnava
culture in states like Orissa
, West Bengal, Jharkhand
Krittibas Ojha was a Bengali poet whose creations enriched the Bengali literature in the medieval era. He has been credited for his outstanding work of translation of the Hindu epic Ramayana to the Bengali language
. His edition of the Ramayana is also famous as the 'Krittivasi Ramayan
Jyotirmoyee Sikdar is an Indian athlete
who has won victory after running 800 metres at the event of the 1995 Asian Athletics Championships and had also emerged victorious by winning bronze medals in 1500 metre and 800 metre at the time of the 1998 Asian Athletics Championship and gold medals in both these events during the Asian Games in Bangkok in the year 1998. She served as the Member of Parliament in the nation and represented the constituency of Krishnanagar
in the 14th session of the Lok Sabha.
Ramtanu Lahiri was a famous Bengali teacher and a social reformer who was also associated with the Young Bengal Movement
. He was respected since he was a great educator and an important contributor in the sphere of education, particularly in Eastern India.
Also known as Khan Bahadur Qazi Azizul Huq or Quazi Syed Azizul Haque, Azizul Haque was famous for developing a unique system of fingerprints, known as the Henry Classification System of fingerprints. He worked as a police officer for the British Raj when India was being governed by the British Raj.
Raghunatha Siromani was born in the region of Nabadwip
, which constitutes the present-day district of Nadia
. He was a great philosopher and the grandson of Sulapani, who was a reputable writer in the 14th century C.E. He was also a gifted logician and a talented exponent of metaphysics.
Swami Nigamananda had founded the Saraswat Math in the area of Jorhat
in the state of Assam and Nilachal Saraswati Sangha in Orissa. He was another distinguished personality who was born in Nadia in 1879. Nigamananda is believed to have been one of the India's greatest spiritual leaders.
Dwijendra lal Ray
Dwijendralal Ray, also known as D.L.Ray, was a Bengali musician, playwright and poet of exceptional repute. He is well-known for his songs which are referred to as 'Dwijendrageeti', as well as his plays, which are mostly historical and also mythological. His songs 'Dhana Dhanya Pushpa Bhara' and 'Banga Amar Janani Amar' are immensely cherished even today.
Other celebrated personalities of Nadia district involve Sri Advaita Acharya
, Jatindranath Sengupta, Krittibas Ojha, Madan Mohan Tarkalankar
, Mohammed Mozammel Haque and numerable others. Raakhee Gulzar
, born as Rakhee Majumdar, who is a renowned film star of Bollywood
film industry), also belongs to Nadia district.