„The poet is intimate with truth, while the scientist approaches awkwardly. Come someday to my laboratory and see the unequivocable testimony of the crescograph.“

India's Great Scientist, J.C. Bose

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Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, botanist and archae… 1858 - 1937

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