K. C. Paul
|K C Paul|
Paul at Kolkata International Book Fair
|Born||Kartik Chandra Paul
|Occupation||Constable in Indian Army
Employee at West Bengal State Electricity Corporation
|Known for||Proponent of Geocentric Astronomy|
K C Paul or Kartik Chandra Paul (born 1942) is an Indian self-proclaimed scientist and astronomer who has for almost the last forty years, been trying to prove that the Sun revolves around the Earth and not vice versa. As of August 2013, he has lost almost all his possessions and is now staying on the footpath.
During the Sino-Indian War of 1962, he joined the Indian Army as a constable. Initially he was posted at Fatehgarh of Uttar Pradesh. Then he was transferred to Rajputana regiment. He served there for 15 years.
In those days, the concept that the Sun revolved around the Earth came to his mind. He started studying and performing experiments. In 1974 he became assured that the conventional Heliocentrism theory is incorrect and in actuality the Sun revolves around the Earth.
He wrote a thesis, self-published it and started publicizing his concept. A Hindi newspaper Amar Ujala took his interview and published it. According to Indian Army regulations, one can not give an interview without having prior permission. Paul was show-caused when he gave interviews to few other newspapers. Generally service is automatically terminated if the accused person does not reply within 30 days. Paul did not respond to the show-cause and he was terminated from Indian Army.
Life with Geocentric concept
Paul returned to his house in 1979 and took up the profession of a book seller. He started selling his own books and used to sell them all day long. In 1980 he got a job in the West Bengal State Electricity Service, from where he retired in 2005. At that time, he received ₹500,000 (US$7,800). He decided to spend a large portion of this money to publicize his geocentric concept.
Paul was married and has four children.
As of 18 August 2013[update], according to a news article published in Anandabazar Patrika, Paul has lost possession of his house, and is living on the footpaths of Kolkata. He is also not getting his pensions regularly and his monthly income is hardly ₹500 (US$7.80) per month or ₹17 (27¢ US) per day.
- "For whom the sun goes round". The Telegraph Calcutta. 3 January 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- Chowdhury, Susnato (18 August 2013). "কে সি পাল". Anandabazar Patrika. Archived from the original on 18 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. (in Bengali)
- "সাদা কাক". Anandabazar Patrika. 9 June 2013. (in Bengali)