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Published:  01:13 AM, 14 July 2019

Debaprasad Ghosh

Debaprasad Ghosh

Acharya Debaprasad Ghosh  was an Indian mathematician, linguist, lawyer, journalist, educationist and statesman. He started his career at the age of 21 as a professor of mathematics at the Ripon College. He was actively involved in politics as the President of Bharatiya Jana Sangh from 1956 to 1965, except for the period between 1960 and 1962. He was the longest serving opposition party leader in Indian history, and the fourth longest serving leader of any political party after Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He completed M.A. in Mathematics in the year 1914.He was also conferred with the title, " Ramanujan of modern times". His impeccable academic record says that he has never stood second ever in his life.His brother, Satyavrata Ghosh and his sister Shantisudha Ghosh were prominent Freedom Fighters.

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