David Hare

Sister Nivedita wrote “(Along) with (Vidyasagar) as one of the educators of Bengal, the Swami coupled the name ofDavid Hare, the old Scotsman and atheist to whom the clergy of Calcutta refused Christian burial. He had died of nursing an old pupil through cholera.  So his own boys carried his dead body and buried it in a swamp, and made the grave a place of pilgrimage. That place  has now become College Square, the educational centre and his school is now within the University.  And to this day, Calcutta students make pilgrimage to the tomb.”

(Notes of some wanderings with the Swami Vivekananda by Sister Nivedita)