Sunday, August 9, 2009

Famous Shaharwali people and families Part 4


Neminath Temple courtyard decorated with chandeliers
Built by Kothari family

Maha Singh Meghraj Kothari was one of the most famous Shaharwali merchants from Azimganj. They have expanded their business in Assam. Their business houses were called "Badgola" that means big godown in the local language. Both Maha Singh and Meghraj Kothari had been awarded the title Rai Bahadur.

The family built Neminath temple that is
now known as Panchayati Mandir and Badi poshal in Azimganj. The most important aspect of building the temple was that none of their family members put their name in the temple. They remain anonymous though spending a huge amount of money in building the temple.

The family left Azimganj and most of the family members are now living in Vidyasagar street, Maniktalla, Kolkata.

The family has got some very famous personality. Dilip Singh Kothari of the family had represented Indian national team in Football. Achal Singh Kothari of the family was the first one to be a medical Doctor from Shaharwali society. Jyoti Kothari remained as President of Murshidabad Sangh for very long time.

Manoj Kothari won the world championship title of Billiard in 1990 in Bangalore. His son Saurav Kothari is also world famous Billiard and Snooker player. 

Famous people from Azimganj part 1
Famous people from Azimganj part 2
Famous people …….. part 3
Bari Kothi

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1 comment:

  1. Bimal Kothari was an accomplished swimmer and had crossed the English Channel.