Bank of Calcutta, 1806

ব্যাঙ্ক অফ ক্যাললাটা, ১৮০৬
The Bank of Calcutta,, a precursor to the present State Bank of India, was founded on June 2, 1806, mainly to fund General Wellesley’s wars against Tipu Sultan and the Marathas. It was the first bank of India and was renamed Bank of Bengal on 2 January 1809. In 1862, Bank of Bengal amalgamated Dacca Bank (est. 1846). The Bank started from here in 1806. At present, there is no office in this building.

Banian Tree in Commissioner Grote’s Garden, Alipoor, c1850

গ্রোট সাহেবের বাগান, c১৮৫০
Arthur Grote (1814–1886) held the offices of Chairman of Revenue Board of Bengal, and President of the Royal Agricultural Society of India, and of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. He wrote many papers on Natural History subjects.

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