Name doesn't always ensure successRaja Radhakanta Deb was a social leader of Bengal in the nineteenth century. Most probably, he was the most influential leader at that time. In the nineteenth century, the Brahmin pandits of Bengal used to discuss various suggested reforms with him before taking any decision. This was remarkable because Raja Radhakanta Deb was himself not a Brahmin. However, he was very wealthy and also very knowledgeable in various subjects including Hinduism. His name was known to everyone in Bengal at that time.
However, despite the Raja's strong opposition, Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar brought a very important reform in Bengali Hindu society. He proved that widow remarriage is accepted in Hindu scriptures. Raja Radhakanta tried his level best to stop widow remarriage in Hindu society. Despite his name, fame and wealth, he failed. Reform started in the Hindu society. Raja Radhakanta Deb faded into oblivion.
In the twenty-first century, history repeated itself in the political arena of India. A very significant event has taken place in the political landscape of the country. Despite tooth and nail opposition from almost all the journalists, reporters and television news anchors, whose name and fame are known to all educated people in India, a much-maligned political leader has assumed power. He has started bringing various significant changes in the country which were earlier unthinkable. And now those journalists and news anchors, whose names are well-known in India and abroad, have started fading into oblivion.
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