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This article provides lists of famous and notable Bengali people in the Indian subcontinent, mainly what is today Bangladesh and India, and people with Bengali ancestry or people who speak Bengali as their primary language.

Ancient Bengali kingsEdit

Nobel LaureatesEdit

Academy award winnersEdit

ActorsEdit

ArtistsEdit

Bharat RatnaEdit

Bloggers / media artistsEdit

Business and industryEdit

Business executivesEdit

EntrepreneursEdit

Sahitya Akademi AwardEdit

CinematographersEdit

Cartoonists / comics creatorsEdit

Dadasaheb Phalke Award winnersEdit

EconomistsEdit

Fellows of the Royal SocietyEdit

Fictional charactersEdit

FilmmakersEdit

Grammy winnersEdit

JournalistsEdit

BangladeshEdit

IndiaEdit

AmericaEdit

BritainEdit

PakistanEdit

QatarEdit

UgandaEdit

LawEdit

MagiciansEdit

MusiciansEdit

BollywoodEdit

Bangla rockEdit

Classical and folk musiciansEdit

Hindi rockEdit

WesternEdit

MilitaryEdit

IndiaEdit

BangladeshEdit

Padma VibhushanEdit

PoliticiansEdit

BangladeshEdit

IndiaEdit

PakistanEdit

Ramon MagsaysayEdit

Religion and spiritualityEdit

 
Swami Vivekananda– the photo was taken in Bushnell Studio in San Francisco, 1900.[5]

BuddhismEdit

HinduismEdit

IslamEdit

ChristianityEdit

BrahmoismEdit

BaulEdit

  • Lalon, fakir, sahajiya saint philosopher, humanist, poet and composer of baul/sahajiya mystic songs

UnitarianismEdit

WiccaEdit

RevolutionariesEdit

Science and technologyEdit

 
Seated (L to R):Meghnad Saha, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Jnan Chandra Ghosh. Standing (L to R): Snehamoy Dutt, Satyendranath Bose, Debendra Mohan Bose, N R Sen, Jnanendra Nath Mukherjee, N C Nag

PhysicistsEdit

BiologistsEdit

ChemistryEdit

  • Asima Chatterjee, known 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
  • Jnan Chandra Ghosh, chemist, known for anomaly of strong electrolytes
  • Jnanendra Nath Mukherjee, chemist, specialised in the fields of electrochemistry, colloids and soil science
  • 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

Doctors and physiciansEdit

MathematiciansEdit

TechnologyEdit

ArchitectureEdit

Social reformers and position holdersEdit

SportsEdit

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

AthleticsEdit

ArcheryEdit

BadmintonEdit

Bodybuilding, boxing, and wrestlingEdit

ChessEdit

CricketEdit

FootballEdit

GolfEdit

GymnasticsEdit

MountaineeringEdit

SquashEdit

SwimmingEdit

Table tennisEdit

TennisEdit

WritersEdit

 
Rabindranath Tagore is the first Asian Nobel laureate.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/the-global-indian-takeover/bicky-chakraborty-swedens-biggest-hotelier/articleshow/2706366.cms
  2. ^ Bicky Chakraborty - rik på udda val, Svenska Dagbladet 2011-05-19
  3. ^ http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-rajib-karmakar/
  4. ^ https://www.artists-india.com/instrumentalists/Rajib-Karmakar
  5. ^ "Swami Vivekananda Known Photos America 1899 – 1900". Swami Vivekananda. Frank Parlato Jr. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Jaipur — The Pink City". Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  7. ^ City Palace, Jaipur