324th Birthday of the City of Joy – Kolkata

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Kolkata, known historically as Calcutta is the capital of the Indian State of West Bengal. It is located on the east bank of river Hooghly. The city was a colonial city developed by the British East India Company and then by the British Empire. As per convention, the city’s birthday is celebrated on August 24th each year considering its foundation by Charnock, a British Merchant in 1690. The birthday celebration day of the City of Joy, Kolkata has divided the historians who have different views about it. Kolkata is a heritage city with famous monuments such as the landmark Victoria