|Born||27 November 1878|
Jamsherpur village in Nadia district, in rural Bengal
|Died||2 January 1948 69)(aged|
Jatindramohan Bagchi (27 November 1878 in Nadia, West Bengal - 1 February 1948) was a Bengali poet and editor.
Nadia district is a district in the state of West Bengal, in eastern India. It borders Bangladesh to the east, North 24 Parganas and Hooghly districts to the south, Purba Bardhaman to the west, and Murshidabad to the north.
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He was born at Jamsherpur village, in Nadia district in rural Bengal. He took his first degree from the Duff College (now Scottish Church College) in Calcutta.
Scottish Church College is the oldest continuously running Christian liberal arts and sciences college in India. It has been consistently highly rated (A) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, an autonomous organization that evaluates academic institutions in India. It is affiliated with the University of Calcutta for degree courses for graduates and postgraduates. It is a selective coeducational institution, known for its high academic standards. Students and alumni call themselves "Caledonians" in the name of the college festival, "Caledonia".
He worked in varying capacities as secretary to Justice Saradacharan Mitra, and to the Maharaja of Natore. Later he would work as License Collector of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, and as manager of FN Gupta Company.
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