Shamsukha family is one of the most famous Shaharwali family from Azimganj. They were migrated from Bikaner, Rajasthan to Azimganj. Puranchand Shamsukha (1882-1967), S/O Mehtabchand and grand son of Sangram Singh was a renowned scholar of Jainism. He had been in service to Maharaj Bahadur Singh Dugar at his early age and later on he served Nahata family of Jiaganj.
Renowned Bengali story writer Dakshinaranjan Mitra Mazumdar (Thakurmar Jhuli fame) was his close friend. Puran Chand Shamsukha wrote several books on Jainism in Bengali language such as "Jaino Dharmer Parichay", "Jain Tirthankar Mahavira", "Jaino Darshaner Ruprekha" etc. He also translated Jain Agam "Uttaradhyana Sutra" which was published by Calcutta University.
Some of his articles were published in 'Asia' magazine, Bangkok.
Renowned linguist and Vice Chancelor of Calcutta university, Dr. Suniti Chatterjee, Dr. Kalidas Nag and Bijoy Singh Nahar were among the editors of "Puranchand Shamsukha abinandan Grantha".
Rishabhchand Shamsukha (1900-1970), his eldest son was also a scholar and meditator. He established "Indian silk house" a famous Saree shop at college street in 1924 for livelihood of his family and left for "Sri Aurobindo ashram", Pondichery at the age of only 31. He lived their rest of his life.
He has written few books about Rishi Aurobindo and his doctrine.
1. Integral yoga of Sri Aurobindo
2. In the light of the Mother
3. Sri Aurobindo: His life unique.
The last one was written inspired by the Mother herself.
Parichand Kothari and Umirchand Kothari were his close friends who also followed path of Sri Aurobindo inspired by him.
Sumatichand Shamsukha, another son of Puranchand Shamsukha was a social server. He adorned the seat of secretary Murshidabad Sangh and Jain Bhawan, Kolkata.
Source: Dilipchand Samsukha, grandson, Puranchand Shamsukha
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(Jyoti Kothari is proprietor of Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur, representing Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is a Non-resident Azimganjite.)