Jones, Sir. William b. September 28, 1746 d. April 27, 1794 Linguist and scholar of Indian culture. He was the son of William Jones (who devised the mathematical symbol pi), and was linguistically gifted as a child, learning Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Farsi early on, as well as basic written Chinese. He completed his undergraduate and Master's studies at Oxford University, and afterwards worked as a tutor and translator. In 1770 he joined the Middle Temple to study to become a barrister. He worked as a circuit judge for several years, and his duties...[Read More] (Bio by: Chris Nelson) South Park Street Cemetery, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Picachy, Cardinal. Lawrence Trevor b. August 7, 1916 d. November 30, 1992 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Darjeeling, Lawrence Trevor Picachy joined the Society of Jesus in 1934 and was ordained priest in November 1947, after pursuing his studies in Dajeerling, Hazaribagali, Shembaganur, Calcutta and Kurslong. Rector of Saint Francis Xavier's College of Calcutta between 1950 and 1960, he was appointed as the first bishop of the newly erected diocese of Jamshedpur in 1962, receiving his episcopal consecration in Golmuri on September 9 that year. Promoted to the...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Jesuit Dhyan Ashram, Calcutta, West Bengal, India Plot: Dhyan Ashram Cemetery.
Sen, Suchitra b. April 6, 1931 d. January 17, 2014 Actress. An award-winning Bollywood star called the "Greta Garbo of India", she is remembered for dozens of Bengali and, to a lesser extent, Hindi films. Born Rama Dasgupta in what was then British India, she was educated in local schools and in 1947 married wealthy industrialist Dibanath Sen (deceased 1970). Suchitra made her silver screen bow in the unreleased 1952 "Shesh Kothai" then in 1953 made her 'actual' debut in the comedy "Share Chuttar", her initial appearance with Uttam Kumar who...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Keoratala Crematorium, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Thomas, Jacob b. 1833 d. March 3, 1911 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in in Llanwino, he served as a Bombardier in the Bengal Artillery, Bengal Army. During the siege at Lucknow, India, on September 27, 1857, under a heavy fire Bombardier Thomas saved a wounded soldier of the Madras Fusiliers from falling into the hands of the enemy. For most prestigious gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross and later achieved the rank of Quartermaster Sergeant. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Bandel Churchyard, Hooghly, West Bengal, India Plot: [unmarked]