The last Frenchman of Chandan NagarStudents of History know that Chandan Nagar of West Bengal was a French settlement like Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe. The French left this settlement by 1950 and it came under the rule of independent India. However, some French people didn't leave Chandan Nagar even when the French Government handed over the beautiful and ancient town to Indian Government. One of those few Frenhmen was Clovis Albert Galopin. This simple Frenchman loved Bengali culture, Hindu religion and the peaceful but aristocratic lifestyle of Chandan Nagar, from the core of his heart. He used to stay at Padri (Pastor) Para in Chandan Nagar. In the locality, he started celebration of Jagaddhatri Puja on his own. During his youth and middle age, Mr. Galopin used to work at nearby Champdani Jute Mill.
Mr. Galopin, the last Frenchman of Chandan Nagar who was known for his humble and helpful nature, breathed his last on 13th May of this year.
With the death of Mr. Galopin, an era ended at Chandan Nagar. May God give him peace!