Majumder, Krishna Chandra

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Majumder, Krishna Chandra (1834-1907) poet and journalist, was born in June 1834 in the village of Senhati in khulna district. He studied at Senhati and Kirtipasha. He later took lessons in sanskrit and Persian and joined Kirtipasha Bengali School as head pundit in 1854. He also became a pundit at Dhaka Normal School, but resigned over some disagreement with the school administration.

In 1860, Krishna Chandra was appointed editor of the monthly Manoravjika and kavitakusumavali. In 1861 he became editor of the dhaka prakash, but resigned following a disagreement with the owner. He was appointed editor of the weekly Bijnapani in 1865. He became editor of the Dhaka Prakash again after one and half a years, but soon had to give it up. He returned to teaching and, in 1874, was appointed head pundit at the jessore zilla school, from where he retired in 1893.

Krishna Chandra edited and published the magazine Dvaibhasiki from Jessore in both Sanskrit and Bangla in 1886. After retirement he lived in Senhati and composed songs. He wrote his famous poem Sadbhabashatak (1861), inspired by the Persian poets, Hafiz and Sadi, and the poetic-drama Mohabhog (1871) based on the Vasav-Nahus Sangbad episode of the mahabharata. He also wrote an autobiography, Raser Itibrtta (1868), and a philosophical treatise, Kaivalyatattva (1883). He died on 13 January 1907. [Bhabuk, Prafulla Kumar]