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 cityโ€™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