Bengal Heritage Foundation, ILead join hands to commemorate Dwarkanath Tagore

Bengal Heritage Foundation, ILead join hands to commemorate Dwarkanath Tagore

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Aug 2018

Kolkata, Aug 10 (IBNS): The Bengal Heritage Foundation recently commemorated Dwarkanath Tagore, the first Indian merchant entrepreneur to set up an Indo-British business, im London.

A close friend of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and King Louis Phillipe of France, Tagore is buried at the Kensal Green Cemetery in London.

The commemoration (an initiative led by Professor Pradip Chopra of iLEAD College, Kolkata) is planned for Saturday, 11th August at 1215 pm in the Kensal Green Cemetery, London, where Tagore is buried.

It will include hymns, songs and encomiums to honour the entrepreneur, philanthropist and internationalist. A bust of Dwarkanath Tagore and plaque noting his contributions will unveil on the day.

The commemoration is being organised together with British Council, iLEAD College (Kolkata), Friends of Kensal Green (London) and London Sharad Utsav (London).

Sourav Niyogi of Bengal Heritage Foundation said, “Very few Indians are aware of Prince Dwarkanath Tagore’s tomb in London. From coal to banking to trading, he successfully set the foundation of an industrial Bengal and internationalisation of India. Our effort is a humble tribute to this great son of Bengal and to keep his heritage alive for the future generations. As a first step the monument has been cleaned after 28 years using Thermatech technology using conservation principles.”

Professor Pradip Chopra, iLEAD College, added, “We are focussing on the conservation of the monument of Dwarkanath Tagore at Kensal Green Cemetery. We will unveil a bust and plaque to memorialise the contributions of Tagore on the day. We are proud of him and his story is still untold which deserves to be narrated to one and all”.


 

Bengal Heritage Foundation, ILead join hands to commemorate Dwarkanath Tagore

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