08 July 2015
Sir Surendranath Banerjee 28.12.1983
Sir Surendranath Banerjee (10 November 1848 – 6 August 1925) was one of the earliest Indian political leaders during the British Raj. He founded the Indian National Association, one of the earliest Indian political organizations, and later became a senior leader of the Indian National Congress. He was also known by the sobriquet, Rashtraguru (the teacher of the nation).
He is remembered and widely respected today as a pioneer leader of Indian politics — first treading the path for Indian political empowerment. He published an important work, A Nation in the Making which was widely acclaimed. The British respected him and referred to him during his later years as Surrender Not Banerjee.