You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Dwarkanath Tagore to be honoured with new statue in UK

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Dwarkanath Tagore, best known for his significant role in the Renaissance of the 19th century, is to be memorialised with a new bust in the UK.

Dwarkanath, the grandfather of Nobel laureate was among the first Indian industrialists, also known as merchant princes, investing in a range of businesses from steam engines to in the 1820s.

He died during a visit to the UK in August, 1846 and was buried at in north-west London, where his bust will be inaugurated in August this year.

Very few Indians are aware of Dwarkanath Tagore's tomb in From coal to to trading, he successfully set the foundation of an industrial and internationalisation of India, said Sourav Nyogi, of the Heritage Foundation, which is spearheading the project along with the Friends of Kensal Green group.

Our effort is a humble tribute to this great son of Bengal and to keep his heritage alive for the future generations, he said.

died aged 52 at in during a major thunderstorm in the city. Britain's then Queen Victoria, and husband Albert, who had welcomed him to their court like an old friend earlier, sent four carriages to the funeral for a so-called princely send-off.

We plan to invite West Bengal to be the chief guest at this bust inauguration, said Anirban Mukhopadhyay, of Sharad Utsav, a group which is supporting the initiative.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 20:25 IST