Rameshwar Chattopadhyay (1826-73) – The Master’s second elder brother, so named for his birth after his father Kshudiram’s return from pilgrimage to Rameswaram. At the age of 22 married Shakambhari, sister of Ramsaday Banerjee of Gaurhati village, who in return married Rameshwar’s youngest sister Sarvamangala. After the death of Akshay engaged as priest at the shrine of Sri Radhakanta at Dakshineswar for four years, occasionally worshipping at the shrine of Kali too. Died at Kamarpukur of typhoid in late 1873. Prior to his departure from Dakshineswar, the Master, aware of his imminent death, had advised him to exercise self-restraint. Rameshwar had foreknowledge of the time of his death, told his relatives of it and made all preparations for the last rites and shradha ceremony. Asked his relatives not to cremate his body but to bury it on the road outside so that he might attain a high spiritual plane through the sacred dust of the feet of passing sadhus treading the earth above his body (Sri Ramakrishna, the Great Master, Vol. 1, pp. 349-50). Said to have told friend Gopal, after his death, to take care of Raghuvir’s worship (Ibid). His sons Ramlal, Shivram and daughter Lakshmimani regarded with respect by devotees of the Ramakrishna Order.