Jagadishchandra Bose was famous
as a scientist. He brought laurels to his motherland. But his interests were many-sided.
He was especially interested in literature and fine arts. The great poet Rabindranath
Tagore and Jagadish chandra Bose were very good friends. The first time Tagore visited
Bose, he was not at home. Tagore left a bunch of champak flowers. This was the beginning
of their friendship.
Tagore invited Bose to stay with him for some time. Bose agreed to do
so on one condition. The condition was that Tagore should narrate a story to him every
day. This is how a number of Tagore's stories came to be written. Have you read the
story 'The Cabuliwallah'? It is very fine story; it narrates how a deep and strange
friendship grew up between a rough pathan and a tine Bengali girl. This has been
translated into several languages and is well known in a number of countries. Tagore wrote
this story when Bose was staying with him.
And Bose, the great scientist , was also President of the Bengali