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Calcutta, India

LOCATION

Population:
4,600,000 (2001)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
1961
University of Calcutta
1857

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Satyendra Nath Bose
Physicist
1-Jan-1894 4-Feb-1974 Bose-Einstein condensates
John Bowen
Novelist
5-Nov-1924   The Truth Will Not Help Us
Sasthi Brata
Author
16-Jul-1939   Confessions of an Indian Woman Eater
Bikram Choudhury
Business
1946   The Bad Boy of Yoga
Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Author
1776 18-Nov-1847 English bibliographer
T. R. Fraser
Scientist
5-Feb-1841 4-Jan-1920 Made poison and venom into medicine
Rakesh Gangwal
Business
1953   CEO of Worldspan
Rajat K. Gupta
Business
2-Dec-1948   Managing Partner of McKinsey, 1994-2003
Shashi Kapoor
Actor
18-Mar-1938   Deewaar
Bharati Mukherjee
Novelist
27-Jul-1940   The Tiger's Daughter
Margaret Murray
Archaeologist
13-Jul-1863 13-Nov-1963 Egyptologist, mother of Wicca
Satyajit Ray
Film Director
2-May-1921 23-Apr-1992 Pather Panchali
Gayatri Spivak
Scholar
24-Feb-1942   Postcolonialist theorist, Can the Subaltern Speak?
Rabindranath Tagore
Poet
7-May-1861 7-Aug-1941 Gitanjali
R. H. Tawney
Scholar
30-Nov-1880 16-Jan-1962 The Acquisitive Society
William Makepeace Thackeray
Novelist
18-Jul-1811 24-Dec-1863 Vanity Fair

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Satyendra Nath Bose
Physicist
1-Jan-1894 4-Feb-1974 Bose-Einstein condensates
Bankim Chandra Chatterji
Novelist
26-Jun-1838 8-Apr-1894 Krishna Kanta's Will
Satyajit Ray
Film Director
2-May-1921 23-Apr-1992 Pather Panchali
Rabindranath Tagore
Poet
7-May-1861 7-Aug-1941 Gitanjali
Mother Teresa
Religion
26-Aug-1910 5-Sep-1997 Missionaries of Charity
Teddy Weatherford
Jazz Musician
11-Oct-1903 25-Apr-1945 Jazz ambassador to the Far East
James Wilson
Publisher
3-Jun-1805 11-Aug-1860 Founder of The Economist



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