Ram Mohan Roy

BORN 22 May 1772, Radhanagar, Bengal - DIED 27 Sep 1833, Bristol: Stapleton
CAUSE OF DEATH meningitis
GRAVE LOCATION Bristol: Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road

Because his parents had different ideas, Raja Ram Mohan Roy was educated for the occupation of scholar as well as for public administration.

In 1820, he became the founder of the Brahmo Sabha movement that resulted in the social and religious Brahmo Sabha movement. He was opposed to Sati, the practice of burying widows when their husbands died in Bengal and actively and successfully challenged it. He aimed to integrate elements of western culture with Indian traditions.

In 1830 he went to the United Kingdom as an ambassador to the Munghal Empire to warn against overturning the regulation that banned the Sati practice. He exchanged ideas with English parliamentarians on Indian economics and law and he also visited France. In 1833 he died of meningitis near Bristol and he was buried at Stapleton in Bristol. In 1843 he was reinterred in the new Arnos Vales cemetery. His mausoleum was designed by William Prinsep.


The grave of Raja Ram Mohan Roy at Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol.
Picture by Androom (16 Aug 2017)


Statue of Ram Mohan Roy in Bristol.
Picture by Androom (16 Aug 2017)


Raja Ram Mohan Roy - Wikipedia

Ramberg, Johann Heinrich

Published: 11 Nov 2017
Last update: 29 Apr 2022