|Romesh Chandra Dutt was a civil servant, prolific writer, economic historian and translated Ramayana and Mahabharata. In 1899, he was selected as president of the Indian National Congress. He was born in a Bengali Kayasth family known for literary academic achievements. His father was Deputy Collector of Bengal. He started his administrative career in the year 1871 in Alipore. Then he worked as relief Officer in Meherpur, Shahbazpur, Bakerganj and Nadia. He was district magistrate of very many places and Division Commissioner of Orissa, which is the highest position that any Indian has ever reached. On political grounds, he was not a radical but proved to be a great asset for the country.