|Name||Ram Mohan Roy|
|Date of Birth||May 22, 1774|
|Place of Birth||India|
Ram Mohan Roy was born on May 22, 1774 in India. He died on Sep 27, 1833 (age 59). Founder of one of the earliest newspapers in India, who challenged conventional aspects of Hindu culture and established Brahmo Samaj, a Hindu reformist movement. He is also credited with founding the Brahmo Samaj. He is commonly known as “The Father of Modern India.”
He was employed by the East India Company’s Writing Service as a private clerk during his time there. In 1822, he established the Anglo-Hindu School, and in 1826, he established the Vedanta College. He had three different wives over his lifetime. He was married to Devi Uma up to the day he passed away.
Ram Mohan Roy was a religious, social and political reformer in British India. He is also credited with helping to revive Hinduism and propagating a new form of Islam. He wrote several books on religious and social topics. His most famous work is “The Precepts of Jesus”, which is a comparison of Christianity and Hinduism.
Wife and Family
Ram Mohan Roy’s wife, Tarinicharan Datta, was a devout Hindu who shared her husband’s reformist views. She was an educated woman who was able to read and write in both Bengali and English. Tarinicharan was a supportive wife and helped Roy with his work, despite the disapproval of her family. The couple had four children together, two of whom died in infancy.