The very first convert in India won to Christ by Dr. Duff [was]…Mohesh Chunder Hose—a high caste Hindoo, and the editor of the most influential newspaper in India. Dissatisfied with the teachings of the priests, he had secretly renounced the faith of his childhood, but in the absence of something to rest his soul upon, he was miserable. At length, coming under the power of truth and influence of such a saintly life as that of Dr. Duff, the great Scotch Missionary, he could hold out no longer, and in spite of himself became a convert, took Christian ground and faced the storm of persecution which he knew he would have to bear. This was the case with Dr. Duff’s first convert, and similar was the case of the second—Gopinah Mundi—afterwards the distinguished missionary of Futtepore. Giving up father, mother, houses, lands—all their patrimony—for that is the penalty in India for apostasising from the heathen religion and espousing Christ—those two young men entered into liberty and a richer inheritance. They soon found how true the words of the Lord Jesus were:Verily I say unto you no man shall lose father or mother or houses etc.This was their experience, and so they could easily say:
Jesus, I my cross have taken.
Morrison, p. 202