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Mural unveiled in memory of Ram Mohan Roy in Bangladesh

world Updated: Aug 28, 2009 12:05 IST

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A mural has been unveiled at the Raja Ram Mohan Roy Club in Rangpur, northern Bangladesh to commemorate the social reform efforts of the 19th century pioneer of "Bengali Renaissance".

A school will be set up where Roy lived between 1809 and 1814 by the joint effort of the club and the Bengali International (BI), a London-based charity, The Daily Star said.

Industries Minister Dilip Barua unveiled the mural prepared by sculptor Aneek Reza.

Also present on the occasion were Bangladeshi State Minister for Cultural Affairs Pramad Mankin, lawmakers Ashiqur Rahman and Tipu Munshi, BI representatives from London and Kolkata and chief of Raja Ram Mohan Mission, Kolkata.

Roy had campaigned against Sati, the self immolation by a widow on the funeral pyre of her husband.

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