Published:  01:10 AM, 16 May 2019

Ganendranath Tagore

Ganendranath Tagore

Ganendranath Tagore was an Indian musician and theatre personality, and contributed substantially to nationalist discourse. One of the first students to pass the entrance examinations of Calcutta University, he was the founder-secretary of Hindu Mela.

Both Girindranath and Nagendranath died quite young. Nagendranath did not leave behind any children.  Ganendranath was the eldest son of Girindranth and Jogmaya Devi. Ganendranath had great attraction for the theatre.

He established the Jorasanko Natyasala, a private theatre in the household, in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1865 and staged Krishnakumari written by Michael Madhusudan Dutta that year itself. Young Jyotirindranath had the first opportunity to act in it in the role of Ahalyadevi

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