Jagadish Chandra Bose

Jagadish Chandra Bose

Full name: Jagadish Chandra Bose
Birthdate:
November 30, 1858
Birthplace:
Munshiganj, British India (now Bangladesh)
Died: November 23, 1937
Death Place: Jharkhand, Indian
Education:
University of Calcutta
Occupation:
Scientist, Teacher
Spouse (s):
Abala Bose
Religion:
Hinduism
Zodiac sign:
Sagittarius

Jagadish Chandra Bose is a well-known Bengali scientist who is considered the father of radio. He is a polymath, physicist, botanist and biologist. Bose had a significant contribution to plant science. He is one of the pioneer science fiction writers. Bose’s research enriched the botany and introduces the research and practical science in the Indian subcontinent.

Jagadish Chandra Bose Early Life:

Jagadish Chandra Bose was born on November 30, 1858, in Munshiganj, British India (now Bangladesh). Bhagawan Chandra Bose was his father who was a leading member of the Brahmo Samaj and deputy magistrate in Faridpur. Being a high-class officer under British government Bhagawan didn’t admit his son into an English school. Jagadish Chandra Bose admitted into Mymensingh Zilla School, his father’s logic was behind son’s Bengali medium education that one must learn own language prior to foreign language.

In 1869, he admitted into Hare School later St. Xavier’s School in Kolkata. He passed Entrance Examination instead of present HSC in 1875. In 1879, Bose completed BA degree from the University of Calcutta. Bose went to the University of London in pursuing to study in medicine but he couldn’t complete his study.

Jagadish Chandra Bose Career:

Jagadish Chandra Bose returned Kolkata in 1885 and joined Presidency College as a professor of physics. Despite having racial discrimination, he continued his scientific research. He made an outstanding progress in research of remote wireless signal and Bose is the mastermind to use a semiconductor junction to detect radio signals. Instead of trying to get a commercial benefit, he made it public allowing others to further improvement of his research.

Personal Life:

Jagadish Chandra Bose married Abala Bose in 1887 who is a daughter of Durga Mohan Das, a reformer of the Brahmo Samaj. Abala wanted to admit into Kolkata Medical College before marriage but she couldn’t admit because that was time woman not allowed to access the college.

In 1882, she went to Madras for study with scholarship but returned due to illness. During the marriage Bose going through the financial crisis because didn’t take the salary from college. Jagadish’s father had little debt for this reason the family used to lead a difficult life. By hard working, Jagadish came out from the situation and was able to pay all debt.  The legendary scientist Jagadish died on November 23, 1937, in Giridih, Bengal Presidency, Jharkhand, Indian.

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