Nagendranath Gupta (1861-1940) – Follower of Keshab Chandra Sen, Brahmo devotee, admirer of the Master. Born at Motihari, son of Mathuranath, Sub-judge of Ara district in Bihar, Calcutta residence on Grey Street. College-mate of Narendranath. Reputed journalist, worked for the Phoenix, the Leader, the Pradeep, the Prabhat and eventually Editor of the Lahore Tribune. Prior to that as a follower of Keshab Chandra he had seen the Master and enjoyed his holy company during a cruise on the Ganga in a steamer on 15.7.1881, organized by Keshab Chandra. M. heard about this trip from Nagendra and a few months later first saw the Master at Dakshineswar in February 1882. After the Master’s passing Nagendra visited Cossipore to pay his last respects to the Master’s mortal remains and left a moving account of it. In November 1897 Swamiji was his guest in Lahore for a few days. The following year they met again at Srinagar and on his way back to Calcutta Swamiji once again accepted his hospitality. Met Swamiji for the last time at Belur Math shortly before his passing. His reminiscences of the Master and Swamiji were first published in the Prabuddha Bharata (March, April 1927) and later incorporated in the Reminiscences of Swami Vivekananda. Delighted with his description of the Master in a state of ecstasy published in the Modern Review, Romain Rolland wrote to him to convey his pleasure. Nagendra translated into English 170 teachings of the Master from the Kathamrita and published the Sayings of Paramahansa Ramakrishna (1936). Reflections and Reminiscences (Bombay, 1947) authored by him carried reminiscences of the Master, Swamiji, Keshab Chandra Sen, Dayananda Saraswati and other great men. Bengali translations from the book appeared in the Udbodhan (67.3.141-48). In another book by him Noble Lives (1950), there is an article on the Master (pp. 33-79). His first book was Ramakrishna-Vivekananda (Sri Ramakrishna Math, Bombay, 1933). Life-member of Bangiya Sahitya Parishad.