Runaway Cyclone: Jagadish Chandra Bose
Bangladesh, M - 1921
A few years ago a supernatural event was observed which rocked the scientific communities of America and Europe. A number of articles were published in various scientific journals to explain the phenomenon. But till now no explanation of the event has been found satisfactory.
On 28 September the leading English daily of Calcutta1 published the following news received from Shimla: Shimla Meteorological Office, 27 September: A cyclone in the Bay of Bengal is imminent.2
On 29 September the aforementioned daily published the following news: Meteorological Office, Alipore: A tremendous cyclone is about to strike Bengal in two days. A Danger-Signal has been put up on Diamond Harbour.
On the 30th the news was extremely frightening: The Barometer fell two inches in the last half hour. By ten o’clock tomorrow Calcutta will face the worst and most dangerous cyclone in years.3
No one slept that night in Calcutta. The timorous souls stayed awake in fear of their uncertain future.