182nd birth anniv of Bankim Chatterjee

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

New Delhi (NVI): The Bengali literary giant Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, the man behind our National Song – Vande Mataram, is remembered on his 182nd birth anniversary today.

Born on June 27, 1838, in Naihati, Bengal Presidency, during British India. He played a key role in the literary Renaissance movement with his impactful writings.

Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu remembered the great writer and poet on twitter and wrote, “Remembering the great nationalist and illustrious author Bankim Chandra Chatterjee on his birth anniversary today.”

Besides, several other people also took to twitter and remembered the great writer.

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay or Chatterjee wrote 13 novels in Bengali, ranging from serious, satirical to critical and socio-political.

His notable works include Durgeshnandini, Radharani, Krishnakanter Uil, Kapalkundala, Devi Chaudhurani, Rajsimha, Ananda Math, Vande Mataram amongst many others.

He also had a Law degree and in 1858, was appointed as a Deputy Collector of Jessore.

-RJV