Nimtala crematorium

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Nimtala crematorium
Native name
Bengali: নিমতলা মহাশ্মশান
Nimtala burning ghat, Calcutta in 1945.jpg
The Nimtala burning ghat in 1945.
Location 2p, Strand Bank Road, Beadon Street, Kolkata – 700006
Area Beadon Street

Nimtala crematorium or Nimtala burning ghat or Nimtala ghat is a crematory located at Beadon Street, Kolkata. West Bengal.[1]


The burning ghat came up in 1827. In 2010 the central government of India rejuvenated and upgraded the crematorium which cost 140 million (US$2.2 million). Rabindranath Tagore was cremated here (north Calcutta burning ghat). There is a Rabindranath Tagore Memorial in the crematorium compound which was beautified in the 2010 project.[2]

Notable funerals[edit]

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  1. ^ Sudhamoy Chatterji (1968). Death and after. Firma K. L. Mukhopadhyay. p. 110. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rs 14cr upgrade for Nimtala burning ghat". The Telegraph Calcutta. Retrieved 16 December 2012.