Santadas Kathiababa was one of the religious leaders of the 19th century in the Indian subcontinent.

Publish: 1:25 PM, February 9, 2024 | Update: 1:25 PM, February 9, 2024

India is well known as a mystical and spiritual religious place. The history of various religious practices, customs and cultures is intertwined in this place. So is the Nimbarka Sampradaya community of Hinduism. And in the middle of the 19th century, this community was led by Tarakishore Chowdhury, a man from Sylhet division of Bangladesh, who later became known as Santadas Kathiababa. Tarakishore Chowdhury was born in 1859 in Bamai village of Lakhai upazila in Habiganj district of Bangladesh to a wealthy zamindar Brahmin Chowdhury family. 1874 A.D. At the age of 14, he was awarded a scholarship of Rs. Then he got admission in the Metropolitan College and passed the FA examination with a very high rank. In 1883 he passed B.L. Joined the Sylhet Bar in 1885. After staying in Sylhet for four years, he joined the law profession at the Calcutta High Court. His fame spread in the Calcutta High Court. After Sir Rasbihari Ghosh, the best lawyer of the Calcutta High Court, Advocate Tarakishore Chowdhury was placed. In 1912, the British Government appointed him to the post of Attorney General of Calcutta High Court. He was the first Bengali Attorney General of Calcutta High Court. In August 1915, he was appointed as a judge of Calcutta High Court. He resigned after joining the post of judge. In 1915, he gave up his thirty-year career as an advocate and left for Vrindavan with his wife. He donated all his property and wealth to the people of Calcutta. He paid off the debts of many debtors . From Calcutta city to Vrindavan the train fare was not even. Calcutta lawyers, businessmen, students, old people, women bid farewell to Tarakishore Chowdhury with a procession. After becoming a monk in Vrindavan, his name was Maharaja Santadas Kathiababa. After Maharaj came to Vrindavan, he did not sleep day and night, he was always busy with meditation. He used to eat little food. Kumbh Mela is the largest fair in India. Crores of people from all over India attend this fair. Elected Prime Minister of Kumbh Mela. He is also the first Bengali in this post. In 1931, he founded an ashram in Shivpur, Howrah. In July 1934, Tarakishore Chowdhury aka Santadaskatiyababa founded Nimbaka Ashram in Sylhet city, Bangladesh. On November 8, 1935, Santadasji Maharaj passed away in Brindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India.