List of Bengalis

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This article provides lists of famous and notable Bengali people, from West Bengal, India or Bangladesh, or people with Bengali ancestry or people who speak Bengali as their primary language.

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Ancient Bengali Kings

Pala Dynasty

Chandra Dynasty

Sena Dynasty

Deva Dynasty

  • Purushottamadeva
  • Madhusudanadeva
  • Vasudeva
  • Damodaradeva (1231–1243)
  • Dasharathadeva (1281)

Academy award winners

  • Satyajit Ray, only Indian to win the Oscar while not being associated with Hollywood

Academics

Actors

Artists

Bharat Ratna

Bloggers

Business leaders

Cinematographers

Cartoonists / Comics Creators

Dadasaheb Phalke Award winners

Economists

Fellows of the Royal Society

Fictional characters

Filmmakers

Grammy winners

Journalists

India

America

  • Bobby Ghosh, (Aparisim Ghosh) Journalist, former TIME Magazine World Editor, was the first non-American to be named World Editor in TIME's more than 80 years
  • Hasan M. Elahi, interdisciplinary media artist whose research interests include issues of surveillance
  • Reihan Salam

Britain

Law

Magicians

Musicians

Bollywood

Bangla Rock

Classical and Folk musicians

Hindi rock

Western

Military

Padma Vibhushan

Philosophers

Police officers

Politicians

Ramon Magsaysay

Religion and spirituality

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Swami Vivekananda– the photo was taken in Bushnell Studio in San Francisco, 1900.2

Buddhism

Hinduism

Islam

Revolutionaries

Colonial period

Early figures

Twentieth century

Others

Science & technology

Physicists

Biologists

Chemistry

  • Prafulla Chandra Roy, pioneer in the field of pharmaceutical and chemical works (discovered mercurous nitrite), The Royal Society of Chemistry honoured him with the first ever Chemical Landmark Plaque outside Europe, founder of Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, India's first pharmaceutical company
  • Debashis Mukherjee, pioneer of Modern Theoretical Chemistry
  • Asima Chatterjee, noted for her work in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine. Her most notable work includes those on vinca alkaloids, and the development of anti-epileptic and anti-malarial drugs.
  • Abul Hussam, chemist, inventor of Sono arsenic filter and the gold winner of the 2007 Grainger Challenge Prize for Sustainability
  • Abdus Suttar Khan, chemist, inventor of alloys for use in commercial jets, U.S. fighter planes, gas turbines, train engines, and space shuttles

Doctors/Physicians

Mathematicians

Social reformers & leaders

Sports

Brojen Das was the first Asian to swim across the English Channel

Athletics

Archers

Badminton

Bodybuilders, Boxers and Wrestlers

Chess

Cricketers

Golfers

Footballers

Mountaineers

Swimmers

Squash

Tennis

Table Tennis

Writers

Rabindranath Tagore is the first Asian Nobel laureate

See also

References








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