Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar CIE, born Ishwar Chandra Bandyopadhyay, was a Bengali polymath from the Indian subcontinent, and a key figure of the Bengal Renaissance.
He was a philosopher, academic educator, writer, translator, printer, publisher, entrepreneur, reformer and philanthropist. His efforts to simplify and modernize Bengali prose were significant. He also rationalized and simplified the Bengali alphabet and type, which had remained unchanged since Charles Wilkins and Panchanan Karmakar had cut the first (wooden) Bengali type in 1780.
She recalled vandalisation of a bust of Iswarchandra Vidyasagar, a 19th century Bengali social and educational reformer, at a college here in May and said any bid to erase the history of Bengal.. IndiaTimes - Published
Banerjee first offered a floral tribute to the Vidyasagar bust at the Hare School ground and later walked up to the Vidyasagar College on foot as a vehicle then carried the bust to the college. DNA - Published
Banerjee was speaking at an event attended by Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders, ministers in the West Bengal government, as well as some spiritual leaders, to mark the unveiling of social-reformer.. IndiaTimes - Published
Trinamool Congress leaders, ministers in the West Bengal government, as well as some spiritual leaders, attended the event to mark the unveiling of social-reformer Vidyasagar's bust. IndiaTimes - Published