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Ghosh in The Namesake

By Jhumpa Lahiri


Ghosh is a businessman that Ashoke meets on the fateful night of his train accident in 1961. With the story of his own life, he inspires Ashoke to travel to America. Ghosh had worked in England for two years, but his wife couldn't stand it, so he returned to India, and now he's miserable. Ghosh dies in the train accident.