traces its gotra from Sabarna Rishi. During the time of the Emperor
Akbar, Lakshi Kanta Mazumdar of the Sabarna Roy Choudhury Zamindar family of Barisa
received very high patronage from Man Singh. Royal patronage by way of money, zamindari,
and prestige in the court were showered on Lakshi Kanta and he became a very powerful and
well - known zamindar throughout Bengal. During the time of the Emperor Jehangir Lakshi
Kanta was given the Jagir and Sanad for Madura, Khaspur, Kalikata, Paikan and Anwarpur
Originally the family enjoyed the
honorific title of Mazumdar conferred by Man Singh. Lakshi Kanta originally worked under
Maharaja Pratapaditya , the famouirs king of Jessore. Lakshi Kanta was one of the chief
helpers of Mansingh in conquering Bengal. He was entrusted with the realisation of
the revenue for the southern portion of Bengal which was made into a unit known as Chakla.
This was as a result of a new revenue system brought in by Nawab Murshid Kuli Khan in
1722. Lakshi Kanta died at the age of 80 and left the legacy to his son Gour Hari. Lakshi
kanta's great grandson, Keshav was given the title of Roy Choudhruy by the royal court.
**The bulk of the Parganas of Madura. Khaspur,
Kalikata. Paikan, Anwarpur, Havelisahar. Hatiagarh, which were given to Lakshi Kanta,
remained in his family at the Permanent Settlement. (Proceedings of Lord Cornwallis dated
the 24th July 1788 quoted in Mr. A. K. Roy's History of Culture).
***History of Calcutta by AK Roy, Chapter TV.