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Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar CIE, born Ishwar Chandra Bandyopadhyay, was an Indian educator and social reformer. His efforts to simplify and modernise Bengali prose were significant. He earned the title of 'Vidyasagar' meaning Ocean of Knowledge from Sanskrit college of Calcutta when he was only twenty-one years old. The title 'Vidyasagar' (ocean of knowledge) was given to him due to his vast knowledge in several subjects. Kandukuri Veeresalingam is known as the Vidyasagar of South India. He played a wide role in encouraging widow remarriage and women's education while protesting against dowry practices at the same time. He launched a journal called Viveka Vardhini through which he made the society aware of the problems faced by women