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Kolkata ranks 150th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind New Delhi, Graz, and Nuremberg. Memorable people born in Kolkata include Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, and William Makepeace Thackeray. Memorable people who died in Kolkata include Mother Teresa, Rabindranath Tagore, and Satyajit Ray. Kolkata has been the birth place of many actors and writers and the death place of many writers and social activists. Kolkata is located in India.

Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, located on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of the border with Bangladesh. According to the 2011 Indian census, Kolkata is the seventh-most populous city in India, with a population of 4.5 million residents within the city limits, and a population of over 14.1 million residents in the Kolkata Metropolitan Area, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. The Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. Kolkata is occasionally called the "Cultural capital of India". As the principal commercial, cultural and educational centre of East India, Kolkata has the third-largest urban economy of India. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1811 and 1981, Kolkata was the birth place of 47 globally memorable people, including Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, and William Makepeace Thackeray. Additionaly, 29 globally memorable people have passed away in Kolkata including Mother Teresa, Rabindranath Tagore, and Satyajit Ray.

People Born in Kolkata

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People Deceased in Kolkata

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Most individuals born in present day Kolkata were actors (10), writers (8), politicians (5), film directors (4), and philosophers (3),  while most who died were writers (5), social activists (3), film directors (3), physicists (2), and philosophers (2).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Kolkata, including Mithun Chakraborty, Nargis, and Shashi Kapoor. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Kolkata, including Mithun Chakraborty, Nargis, and Shashi Kapoor.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in Kolkata since 1700.