Jagannath Sunkersett

Jagannath Sunkersett (1803 – 1865)

A philanthropist and educationalist. Unlike his forefathers, he engaged in commerce and soon acquired a large fortune, much of which he donated for public work. During the first war of Independence in 1857, the British suspected his involvement, but he was acquitted due to lack of evidence.

Wood engraving by Illustrated London News studio artist, after a painting

Size: 8 x 10.5 in. (20.3 x 26.7 cms.)
Date of printing – 1863