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The elephant-donating warrior
May 27, 2014 10:34 PM   Subscribe

Who is Krishnokanto Gojdani and what is his story?

My family found a new ancestor of ours (my great*4-grandfather) named Krishnokanto Gojdani. According to my parents, he was a Hindu warrior who converted to Islam, and the "gojdani" is because he was known for donating golden elephant statues to poor people.

I tried looking him up but couldn't get anything. I might be spelling his name a little off. Who is he, and what's the deal with the golden elephants?
posted by divabat to Grab Bag (2 answers total)

But the first name is not the same. The right spelling would be "gaj" for an elephant.
posted by hariya at 12:29 AM on May 28 [2 favorites]

Huh, I wonder if that's the same guy (searching Gojdani also brought me someone else from Bengal with a subtly different story). Thank you!
posted by divabat at 5:16 PM on June 3

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