Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 24 April 2012

They were active during the early 19th Century India
Identify both the persons. 
Their activities were interrelated and both of them had been active in India during William Bentinck's reign as the Governor General of India. One of these men was a prolific exponent in his chosen profession and if the quasi-historical statistics are to be believed, would rank at the very top among his fellow professionals in the entire world. It is argued that his exploits introduced a new word to the English vocabulary.
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The answer will be published tomorrow.
Answer: The person on the left side of the photo is Colonel William Henry Sleeman, who had effectively neutralized the threats posed by the thuggee cult in India.
The person on the right hand side is Thug Behram, arguably the most prolific serial killer in the world with 931 murders to his credit according to various sources.


  1. This is lovely post. I like this type postings. Keep it up...

    1. Thanks! Hope you continue to enjoy the quizzes. :)

  2. This was a pretty tough one. I was trying to connect some Governor General / Viceroy to a freedom fighter.

    1. Yes Anindya, that was the intention. Moreover, Behram's painting gives an impression that he is a noble!