November 30, 2008

Genesis of Bande Mataram at Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's Residence at Chinsurah, Hooghly

Indian national song "Bande Mataram" is claimed to have been composed by Bankim Chandra here at this house where he stayed for a few years. The building has been recently restored by Hooghly-Chinsurah Municipality with the assistance of Heritage Commission.
The house has been opened for the public by Sunil Gangopahyay on 30.11.2008.

Many people for many years tried hard for the recognition of this house as a heritage building.

One can find two beautiful pictures of Bankim Chandra and his wife painted by the artist Joydeep.

Besides these, a bust statue of the great thinker has also been placed there.

Huge number of people gathered at the function and their enthusiasm was noteworthy.

[How to reach: From Howrah by local train to Chinsurah railway station. From there by auto-ricksaw or any other vehicle reach Joraghat]

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