|Shyamacharan Sen Ray||Born:|
|Father: Unspecified||Mother: Unspecified|
|Children: Tarit Behari Sen Ray, Kanon Behari Sen-Roy, Pulin Behari Sen Ray, Lalit Behari Senroy, Khirod Behari Sen Ray, Binod Behari Sen Ray|
He was from a place from Benda Gram (villaje) in Joshor. His father died when he was just nine. With nothing to keep them in Joshor, his paternal grandfather decided they should move to Benares. After selling all their holdings in Joshor, his aging grandfather, mother, siblings and he set off for Benares by boat with all their worldly posessions with them.
A few days into the trip they docked in a port in a village in modern Uttar Pradesh when the local zamindar spied the family. The zamindar was entranced by Shyamacharan’s sister. Later that day, just as they were about to depart, the zamindar arrived with his goons and announced he liked the girl and wanted her for himself. Despite the tearful protestations of the mother and children and the best efforts of the frail aging grandfather, the zamindar’s goons forcibly removed the sister and under threat of death, sent the rest of them packing. They never saw his sister again.
In Benares, they bought a lot of land. Shayamacharan’s grandfather went on to meet the then King of Benares, His Highness Maharaja Bahadur Sri Sir Ishwari Prasad Narayan Singh, who was so impressed with Shayamacharan’s grandfather that he asked him to tutor his nephew and future king, His Highness Maharaja Prabhu Narayan Singh Sahib Bahadur.
Shyamacharan Sen Ray, himself, went on to serve as tutor himself and served as the Private Secretary for the King of Benares.