Saturday, February 20, 2016

Kali Charan Bandyopadhyay

Kali Charan Bandyopadhyay (1847–1902) also spelled Kali Charan Banerjee, or Kalicharan Banerji or K.C. Banerjea or K.C. Banurji, was a Rarhi Brahmin of Shandilya Gotra.  He was the son of Harachandra Bandyopadhyay.

Later he became a convert to Anglican Church, and was the founder of Calcutta Christo Samaj, a Christian parallel to Brahmo Samaj.

He was born at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh state where his father lived. He had two brothers Debi Charan Bandyopadhyay (est. 1835) and Tarini Charan Bandyopadhyay (est 1850).

He moved to Calcutta (present Kolkata) for education and made that city as his home for rest of his life. K.C. Banerjee was a lawyer by profession from Bengal, and was a devout Christian and a prominent member of Congress in its early years.

He taught reading and writing as a teacher to Brahmabandhab Upadhyay.


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