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Yesterday was #AkshayaTritiya2023. My hero's birthday. He would've been 85. A man literally born with a silver spoon with 16 Palaces to stay in, he lost everything at the age of 15. 1952 the Zamindari system was abolished & a shrewd trick played by Nehru & Bidhan Chandra Roy... Image
(2/n) left him and a family of 17 literally on the streets. They were given 7 days to vacate #UttarparaRajbari, one of the 16 palaces he was born in. His mother, Rani Ma (my nani) had throat cancer & his father spinal cancer. 14 others were either children or people who never...
(3/n) had to work. Everything came from estate that spanned 7.8 million acre, including the #Sunderbans. There was only 5K cash in the house. Just on the 7th day a battalion of police came to the Palace and asked the family to vacate. They collected whatever they could and with.. ImageImageImageImage
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On #WomensDay2023, not a single tweet from any woman among 1.3 bn people India who thought it was worthy to pay respect to the 1 man who fought with the British machinery to
1) Sponsor & be the 1st signatory on the Widow remarriage Act
2) Build 59 schools in 1 year in #Bengal
(2/n) and 29 schools exclusively for women when women were banned from attending schools
3) 7 of these schools were English medium when women of India were banned from attending English medium schools
4) Hitkari Sabha (1868)- Asia's 1st #NGO specially set up to empower women....
(5/n) and make them independent and self sufficient
5) Set up India's first English Medium College - #BethuneCollege that set the tone for ALL women colleges in India
6) Proposed setting up of #CalcuttaUniversity that could be the 1st University in India producing some of....
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@rahulbh12 Thank you so much. I see the abuse hurled at Bengalis all the time. We bongs accept those hurls and reply with cheap unsubstantiated come backs. I am just trying to do my bit here telling stories about some phenomenal Bengalis who have been the architects of new #India .....(1/2)
@rahulbh12 (2/n) and history has not been kind to them because they didn't flaunt their achievements. It's an open challenge to a billion people on Social Media. Find me one family in the last 800 years like the Mukherjee's of #Uttarpara.
1) #KrittivasOjha - Krittivas #Ramayan..........
@rahulbh12 (3/n) 2) #MaaSharada - w/o #RamkrishnaParamanhsa
3) #NityanandaMahaprabhu - Considered incarnation of Balarama
4) #RajaJoykrishnaMukherjee - co founder of @INCIndia with Hume. Check original manifesto for proof.
5) #SirAshutoshMukherjee
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What's common between India's greatest scientists - CV Raman, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy, Megnad Saha, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose, Satyendranath Bose, P.C Mahalonobis et al. They went to #CalcuttaUniversity. Who proposed setting up India's first autonomous University?..(1/2)
(2/n) #RajaJoykrishnaMukherjee. Way before #NobelPrize was envisoned in early 1900s, in the mid 1800 this very man had expressed his interest to set up a global award in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics & Philosophy. It was called Joykrishna Gold award and the 1st.....
(3/n) recipient was Sir James Jeans, the father of #British #Cosmology. Although the vision of this award was set by Joykrishna Mukherjee, it was actually made operational much later by his son #RajaPearyMohanMukherjee. Joykrishna in the mid 1800s envisioned that India should...
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This will be a #Burnol moment for many. I will give you proof that all the history we are taught in schools & colleges in pure junk. They were all written by a certain vested political class. We need to fix it now. This tweet is about who founded the great #CalcuttaUniversity +
The 1st ever letter drafted towards establishing a state of the art University in India in lines of Oxford and Cambridge was drafted than none other than my GGGG grandfather #RajaJoykrishnaMukherjee in 1846. @primrose, you wanted it, I got it. The entire proposal! Earlier I ++
(3/n) just published the first page of the handwritten proposal. Here is the entire letter and everything is available at #UttarparaJoykrishnaLibrary if you want evidence. So here's the sequence of events in the run upto establishing one of the best Universities in the world++
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@prateepmisra @ProfMKay @TheWIPMan I think I am going to lose my job soon. The more I am reading my family history, the more addicted I am getting. I may need help with a job😉 #RajaJoykrishnaMukherjee, way before @NobelPrize was envisioned, launched a Global Award in the (1/n) Image
(2/n) in the field of General Science, astro physics & space technology. With the help of Mahendralal Sarkar (with whom he co founded Indian Cultivation of Science he launched "Joykrishna Gold Award". A trophy made in gold was to be awarded to the top scientists in the world for
(3/n) their contribution to research in science and technology. Among the winners of this award was Sir James Jeans. Sir Jeans was one of the world's foremost thinkers in the area of quantum theory, the theory of radiation and stellar evolution ++
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Since the capital of India moved from #Calcutta (Kolkata) to #Delhi, for some reason the hatred for Mukherjees became evident. I can guess why #RajaJoykrishna was wiped out, but why his younger cousin #SirAshutoshMukherjee? If you are a student of #Mathematics, have u ever (1/n) Image
(2/n) been taught "Mookerji Theorems"? While Raja Joykrishna Mukherjee was the architect of #CalcuttaUniversity (I will be publishing the complete proposal he gave to Cecil Beadon) the 3 biggest financial contributors were Sir Ashutosh, Taraknath Palit and eminent barrister++
(3/n) Rashbehari Ghose.
Trivia: There is a debate whether Rashbehari Avenue is named after Rashbehari Bose of Rashbehari Ghose. Their GGG Grandson is a good friend of mine and interestingly there is rift in the family over this. Bose was from his mother's side while Ghose.....
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Close your eyes, get on the time machine and imagine the period between 24th August 1808 and 1900. Elder cousin brother #RajaJoykrishnaMukherjee sets up 59 schools in 1 month in #Bengal, a record no has broken globally, sets up Indian Cultivation of Science & Calcutta (1/n) ImageImage
(2/n) University that produced the greatest scholars in the world while younger brother #SirAshutoshMukherjee contribution in the field of #Mathematics led to his appointment as a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in +++
(3/n) (at the age of 21), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Member of the Royal Asiatic Society and a Member of the Bedford Association for the Improvement of Geometrical Teaching in 1886, a Fellow of the London Physical Society in 1887+++
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@BJP4Bengal @BJP4India will not win #Bengal for 2 reasons
1) It's a spineless party that respects the self interest of only a few core members. It gives jackshit about reviving #Bengal. They operate like modified pseudo dynasty
2) It doesn't even want to control #Bengal. (1/2)
(2/3) Given the state of #Bengal, BJP cannot possibly see any RoI in the CAPEX over the next 20 yrs. As a business class, they understand investments. Plus Didi plays well as a party in their #GameTheory based strategy. Now why does BJP gives a rats ass about Bengal? I'll give...
(3/4) 2 proof points
1) Which party with any sense of decency allows its members to get into a full blown street war at the house of its founding member on the day of #SyamaPrasadMookerjee s birth anniversary

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Despite my deep despise for the party & what it stands for, I am thankful to the @AITCofficial Councillor Mr. Tapas Mukherjee & 3x Ex MP & 2x MLA Mr. Santashri Chatterjee from @INCIndia to put your differences & pay homage to one of the greatest sons of #Bengal & #India (1/n) ImageImage
(2/n) #RajaJoykrishnaMukherjee on his 215th birth anniversary on 24th August. He single handedly put Hoogly District on the global map & is only the 2nd person in India after #SirAshutoshMukherjee who had the audacity to refuse to meet King Edward VII & the Queen. The...
(3/n) between the 2 was the Queen & King themselves traveled to meet Joykrishna Mukherjee at #Uttarpara. That's the power the man held. Anyone who has lived in #Uttarpara & Bally would have heard about the Crown Gate. That's the history of it. It's an open challenge to any... Image
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