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 Pandit Ravi Shankar composed the music for the theme song to celebrate the tercentenary of Kolkata.  Who wrote the lyrics?

Pulak Bandopadhyay

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 Whose telephone number in the year 1929 was „Burra Bazaar 1945‟?

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Rabindranath Tagore .

Babu Raja Chandra Das? .3  Which well known place in Kolkata got its name from the husband of Rani Rashmoni.

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Babughat .

4  Whose epitaph reads. who after sojourning for a long time in a land not his own. „He was a wanderer. returned to his Eternal Home‟? .

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Job Charnock .

donated it for the improvement of orphans. At that time an article was published in Scotish Daily Express with his large photograph with the heading „The Indian Jugglernew style‟. . The kinder side of him was that whatever money he had earned from Celtic. There he had to play with „Boots‟ by the direction of a Scotish Court.5  He was the 1st Indian footballer to play in a European club.  Identify him. In 1936 he went to Scotland and joined Celtic FC.

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Salim .Md.

Satyajit Ray commented. . “I made the film for you to see and suffer. at least the director should know where did the heroine go.6  After seeing an engrossing film.”  The director of the film replied. “At the end of 10th reel.”  Identify both the film and the director.

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Ekdin Pratidin & Mrinal Sen .

Purabi Mukhopaddhay.7  Rabindranath Tagore gave the name of the renowned singer Smt. He himself gave an explanation for giving her such a name.  Why did he name her Purabi? .

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so 24 Pu-Rabi or before Rabi .She was born on th Baisakh.

Initially it was agreed upon that X would be named after Y (a legendary figure associated with X) but later X was named something else. .8  Gurmukh Rai Mussadi was the financer behind the foundation of this iconic Kolkata landmark(X).  Identify X & Y .

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Star Theatre & Nati Binodini .

A road was named after him in Khartoom.  Ramachandra Guha hailed him as one of the heroes of independent India in his book “India After Gandhi”.9  He was the first Chief Election Commissioner of India. He also served as the first Chief Election Commissioner of Nepal & Sudan.  Who? .

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Sukumar Sen .

the main character Debashish Bhatta had an anatomical anomaly which helped Byomkesh to catch the culprit. No.  What was that strange anatomical anomaly ? . This anatomical anomaly was also present in the James bond villain Dr.10  In the Byomkesh story “Shojarur Knata”.

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Dextrocardia (heart in the right side) .

. However. today he is remembered more as an educationist than a lawyer. The educational institution that was started by him bears his surname till today.  Name the institution.11  John Elliot Drinkwater _____ was an Anglo Indian lawyer & a law member of governorgeneral‟s council.

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Bethune College .

12 What is the significance of these following lines .”? .“In recognition of his rare mastery of the art of motion pictures. which has had an indelible influence on filmmakers and audiences throughout the world. and of his profound humanitarian outlook.

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Satyajit Ray‟s Oscar citation .

13  He was born in Jounpur(UP). spent his later life in Poona & had a pen name „Chandrahas‟.  Name him. studied in Mungher & Calcutta. . worked in Bombay with Bombay Talkies.

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Sarodindu Bandopadhyay .

 Who am I? . I have a street and an institution named after me.14  I was the first Indian to be a High Court Judge.

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Shambhunath Pandit .

 Who or what was the third Sen? . founder of Brahma Samaj) & Wil-Seney (referring to Wilson‟s Hotel). two were Keshab Seney (referring to Keshab Chandra Sen. Among the three.15  A 19th century rhyme went : „Jat marley tin Sen-ey‟ (Caste has been destroyed by three Sens).

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Isti-Seney(referring to railway stations. as strictures of caste could not be kept on rail journeys) .

16  Which landmark Hindi movie was dubbed in French as „Calcutta Ville Cruelle‟? .

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Do Bigha Zameen .

Nato Nayanay Animeshe …. .”  Identify the literary work from which above is an excerpt. Nishithay Pirito Murchhito Deshe .17  “Ghoro Timiro Ghono Nibiro . Jagrata Chhilo Tabo Abichalo Mangalo .

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This is the stanza of “BHARATBIDHATA”. nd 2 . The first stanza is sung as our national anthem.

18  Samresh Majumder‟s novel “Arjun Berie Elo” was published for the 1st time in the “Pujabarsiki Anandamela”. So. way back in 1990. What? . the author made a few predictions of what life would be like 100 years from 1990. One of his prediction is a concrete reality even in today‟s date. where the main protagonist Arjun would make a time travel to Siliguri of 2090 A.D.

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T-20 Cricket .

” This is a line from a famous advertising campaign.19  “Not all Indians are polite. hospitable and vegetarian. .  Identify.

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.“Incredible India” campaign featuring the Royal Bengal Tiger.

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