Alamohan Das

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Alamohan Das
Surendra Mohan Das

Khila-Boruipur, Howrah, Bengal, British India
Died 1969
Occupation Industrialist

Alamohan Das (1895–1969) was a pioneering industrialist and politician.

Statue of Alamohan Das at Dasnagar

Early life

Hailing from a poor peasant family in the Howrah district of India, he had little education as a child. He started his business career when he was just 14 years old selling parched rice, small things, but gradually switched over to industrial items. He established the industrial township of Dasnagar in the Howrah district.[1]

India Machinery Co.

In 1930, he founded the India Machinery Co., which, according to Government reports, was one of the few companies that produced machines of grade 1 category. Amongst the products of the company were lathes, weighing machines, textile manufacturing machines, and printing machines.[2]In 1937 he started Bharat Jute Mill.[3]

Political career

In independent India's first election in 1951, he won a seat in the West Bengal state assembly, contesting as an independent candidate from Amta (Vidhan Sabha constituency).[4]


  1. ^ Samsad Bangali Charitbhidhan (in Bengali), p. 33
  2. ^ Chittabrata Palit, Pranjal Kumar Bhattacharyya. Business History of India. p 244. Google books. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ "A nagar named after him". The Telegraph, 16 May 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Statistical Reports of Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
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