Bankim Chandra Chatterjee was an Indian poet and author, most famous as the composer of Vande Mataram, the national song of India. Bankim was educated at the Hooghly College and later at the Presidency College and belonged to an orthodox family.
Bankin C. Chaterjee was the composer of the National song 'Vande Mataram'. He was considered to be a leading litterateur of Bengali literature. He was born at Kantal-para in West Bengal. In 1882, he wrote 'Anandmath'. Besides, he also wrote novels 'Krishna Charitra',' Durgesh Nandini',' Chandhrani','Visha Briksha', 'Kapal Kundala'. In his famous satirical book, 'Kamala Kanter Daftar', he highlighted the social evils that prevailed in the society pertaining to injustice to the poor and he advocated remedial measures to balance the degree of equality between have and have-nots in the society. All his works bear unmistakable stamp of nationalism and Indian culture. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee passed away on April 8, 1894.