Shri Dhirendranath Basu Member of Parliament (MP) from Katwa (West Bengal) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Dhirendranath Basu

Political Party: Congress

Constituency & State: Katwa (West Bengal)

Lok Sabha Experience: 6

6th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
BASU, SHRI DHIRENDRANATH, Congress, (West Bengal—Katwa—1977):  s. of Shri Kshetra Mohan Basil; b. at Calcutta, March 1, 1918; ed. at Ashutosh College; studied upto B.A. passed Indian Institute of Bankers Examination; m. Smt. Ava Rani Basu, March 15, 1937; 4 s. and 2 d.; Political and Social Worker and Business Consultant; General Manager and Managing Director, Corporated Bank of India Ltd.; 1938-42; Sales Manager and Top Executive of Bengal Water Proof Works (1940) Ltd. (Duckback) Calcutta for about 30 years; Member, Administrative Council, National Council of Education, Jadavpur University, 1952-57; Commissioner, Calcutta Port Trust, Calcutta, 1962-67; joined Independence movement as a student and participated in 1942 movement; President (i) Mandal Congress (ii) Central Calcutta District Congress Committee and also its General Secretary, Member, All India Congress Committee from 1964; Councillor, Calcutta Corporation, 1952-72; President, Central Calcutta District Congress Committee 1967; Treasurer, West Bengal Congress Committee and Treasurer, West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee, 1971-77; presently Chairman, West Bengal Pradesh Congress Industrial Development Cell; Chairman, Peace and Fraternity International, Calcutta; President, Chowringhee Social Welfare Organisation.

Social activities:  As Chairman of different Standing Committees of Calcutta Corporation, pioneered the cause for compulsory free primary education and employment of lady teachers in primary schools.

Favourite pastime, and recreation:  Study of Literature and Culture; Music and Sports.

Special interests:  Travelling.

Publications:  Editor of “Swadesh Bhandhu” a monthly Journal in English and Bengali.

Sports and clubs:  Associated with Cricket Association of Bengal and Football clubs affiliated to I.F.A.

Travels abroad:  Delegate, Indian delegation to the Conference of World Peace Council in Russia, 1973; Also travelled France, U.S.A., Canada, U.K. and attended various conferences.

Permanent address:  8/1/1, London Street, Calcutta.


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