Ishwar Chandra the great scholar,academician, philosopher and above all a social reformer.
He got married at the age of 14 to Dinamani Devi and had a son named Narayan Chandra.
Narayan Chandra was married to an adolescent widow in 1870. Several such marriages were solemnized with his own money.
He started his career as the Head Pandit in the Sanskrit department in Fort William College,in 1841
After five years in 1846, he joined Sanskrit College as Assistant Secretary. Later he became a Professor and the first Principal of the college in 1851.