Bankim Chandra Chatterjee is also known as Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, he was a famous Indian writer and novelist. He is also the author of the Indian national song "Vande Mataram", which was a part of his novel Anandamath..
Born on 27th June 1838 in the Katalpara district of West Bengal, he graduated from the Mohsin College at Hoogly. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee was a voracious reader and especially interested in Sanskrit literature. Later on, he got admission in the Presidency College in Calcutta, 1856. After completing his education, he joined government service and retired in 1891.
He was considered the pioneer of Bengali literature in the 19th century. He influenced thousands of writers, including stalwarts like Rabindranath Tagore, Surendranath Dutt, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and more.
India Post issued a special stamp to honor this great writer and patriot.
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