INDIAN BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY, 1915.
of Ceylon's representatives at the Coronation; Coronation gold medal: Royal Order of Merit, Cambodia, 1907. Recreations: Riding, driving, shooting, horse-breeding, country life. Address: Horagolla, Yeyangoda, Ceylon.
Banerji, Albion Rajkumar, M.A., I.C.S., C.I.E. Dewan of Cochin; born in England, 1871; Son of Babu Sasipada Banarji; educated at Calcutta and at Baliol College, Oxford; his mother was the first high caste Indian lady to visit England; joined I.C.S., 1895; Served in Madras Presidency as Assistant Collector and Head Assistant till 1904; Dewan of Cochin, May 1907; introduced several improvements into the State and increased its revenue from 32 to 43 lakhs per annum; C.I.E. 1911. Address: c/o India Office, London.
Banerji, Sir Gooru Das, M.A., D.L., ex-Judge of the High Court, Calcutta; belongs to a respectable Brahmin family of Calcutta; ; lost his father at an early age; brought up by his mother; educated in the Hare School and the Presidency College, Calcutta, taking B.A. degree in the latter, heading the list of successful candidates; M.A. 1865, winning the University gold medal in Mathematics; Lecturer in Mathematics, Presidency College, Calcutta; passed, B.L. at the top of the list, winning the University gold medal in Law, 1866; Honours in Law, 1876; D.L. 1877; Law Lecturer at the Berhampore College, 1886-1872: enrolled as Vakil of the High Court, 1866; Commenced practice in Mofussil Courts, 1866; joined High Court Bar, 1872; Tagore Law Lecturer, 1878; Fellow of the Calcutta University and Honorary Presidency Magistrate 1879; nominated to the Bengal Legislative Council 1887; Member, Calcutta Corporation, 1886; Acting Judge of the Calcutta High Court, 1888; President, Central Text-Book Committee, 1902; Vice-Chancellor, Calcutta University, 1880-1891; Member, Indian Universities Commission, 1902; retired, 1904. Knighted, 1904, Honorary Ph.D. (Calcutta) 1908. Publications: "A Few Thoughts on Education"; Hindu Law of Marriage and Stridhan; Note on Devanagiri alphabet; Elementary Geometry and several other educational works. Address: 28, Sasitala Read, Narikel Danga, Calcutta.
Banerji, Kumudwni Kanta, M.A., Rai Bahudur (1906): entered Education Department, 1877, Principal of the Rajshahi College, 1898: Fellow of the Calcutta University. Address: Rajshahi, Bengal.
Banerji, Hon’ble Sir P. C. B.A., B.L., Puisne Judge, High Court, Allahabad: District Munsiff, 1872, Sub-Judge, 1880; Small Cause Court Judge at Agra and Allahabad; Additional Civil Judge, Lucknow, 1883; Judge High Court, 1893; Knighted, 1913. Address: Allahabad.Banerjea, Babu Surendranath, B.A., Editor, Bengalee, Calcutta; second son of Durga Charan Banerji, at one time the ablest allopathic-practitioner in Calcutta; born, 1848; educated at the Doveton College, Calcutta, where he shone brilliantly; B.A. (Cal) 1868; passed in England the competitive examination for the Indian Civil Service, 1869: after a tough but successful fight with the C.S. Commissioners about his age went out to Bengal, 1871: Assistant Magistrate at Sylhet; ceased