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
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 botany and introduces research and practical science in the Indian subcontinent.
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 the 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 his son’s Bengali medium education that one must learn own language prior to a foreign language.
In 1869, he admitted into Hare School later St. Xavier’s School in Kolkata. He passed the Entrance Examination instead of the present HSC in 1875. In 1879, Bose completed a 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 returned to Kolkata in 1885 and joined Presidency College as a professor of physics. Despite racial discrimination, he continued his scientific research. He made outstanding progress in the research of remote wireless signals and Bose is the mastermind in to use of 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.
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 it because that was a time women were not allowed to access the college.
In 1882, she went to Madras to study with a scholarship but returned due to illness. During the marriage, Bose went through a 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 hardworking, Jagadish came out of the situation and was able to pay all debt.
The legendary scientist Jagadish died on November 23, 1937, in Giridih, Bengal Presidency, Jharkhand, India.