BHATTACHARYYA, SHRI C. K., M.A., B.L., Cong., (West Bengal-Raiganj—1967): s. of late Shri Kalikanta Bhattacharyya; b. at Calcutta, 1901; ed. at Calcutta (now ‘Saradacharan’) Aryan Institution, Presidency College, Calcutta, and University of Calcutta; m. Shrimati Lalita Debi, July, 1934; 3 s. and 2 d.; Journalist and educationist; President (i) All India Newspaper Editors’ Conference, and (ii) Indian Journalists Association; Member, Senate, Syndicate and Academic Council, Calcutta University and Dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Calcutta University; Editor, ‘Ananda Bazar Patrika,’ Calcutta; Editor-in-Chief ‘Janasevak’, Calcutta, 1960—65, Vice-president, Sanskrit Sahitya Parishad, Calcutta; Member, Press Council of India; Member, Second Lok Sabha, 1957—62, and Third Lok Sabha, 1962—67.
Social activities: Promotion of Khadi; removal of untouchability; improvement of civic affairs; organisation and spread of cultural and educational movements.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Reading, poetry and travelling.
Special interests: Study of literature and languages, specially Sanskrit and Bengali; Researches in History, Archaeology and Political Movements .
Clubs: Rabibasar a literary society founded by Tagore.
Travels abroad: U.S.A. Canada, England, France, West Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Egypt. Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan.
Books published: Congress in Evolution (English); Bengal’s Contribution to Congress (Bengali); Radcliffe Award—a case for revision (English); Sesh-Bashante—(Bengali); Dakshin Bharate (Bengali).
Permanent address: 24 – A, Hemendra Sen Street, Calcutta-6.