Esha Mukherjee: In Memoriam
Posted March 19, 2013on:
Originally posted on Overman Foundation:
With the demise of Esha Mukherjee on 23 February 2013 the Aurobindonian community has lost its only surviving member who had the good fortune to correspond with Sri Aurobindo. It is interesting to note that she was one of the three individuals to whom Sri Aurobindo had written letters in Bengali. Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s letters to her reveal how fond they were of Esha who was otherwise known in the Ashram community as Dilip Kumar Roy’s niece.
Esha was born on 10 October 1925 to Bhavashankar Banerjea and Maya Devi. She hailed from two of the most aristocratic families of Bengal; her paternal grandfather was Sir Surendranath Banerjea, the famous Moderate leader of the Indian National Congress while her maternal grandfather was Dwijendralal Roy, the famous dramatist, composer and lyricist of Bengal. Esha’s parents were childless even after a decade of their marriage. Following the advice…
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