Nani Bhattacharya

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Nani Bhattacharya
ননী ভট্টাচার্য
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
1989-1993
Preceded by Atish Chandra Sinha
Succeeded by Pramothes Mukherjee
Constituency Behrampore
MLA
In office
1967-1969, 1977-87
Constituency Alipurduars
MLA
In office
1962-1967
Constituency Kalchini
Personal details
Born 6 November 1917
Khagra, Murshidabad
Died 11 October 1993 (aged 75)
Political party Revolutionary Socialist Party
Alma mater University of North Bengal (B.A)

Nani Bhattacharya was one of the founder-members of the Revolutionary Socialist Party, trade union activist, minister in West Bengal, and Member of Parliament.

Early days

Nani Bhattacharya was born to Kalidas Bhattacharya at Khagra, Murshidabad district, on 6 November 1917.[1] He passed matriculation from Jiaganj School. He completed his higher education in spite of severe adversities.[2] He studied at Arnakali Tole in Baharampur for sometime and completed his graduation from the University of Calcutta.[1]

In early life, he was a member of Anushilan Samiti. In 1940, he played an important role in the founding of the Revolutionary Socialist Party.[2]

For his participation in the national struggle, he was interned during 1936-38 and imprisoned during 1940-46. He was imprisoned on a number of occasions before and after independence.[1]

Trade union activities and electoral politics

Apart from development of the trade union of the railway workers, he worked amongst the tea garden workers in the Dooars. He was associated with Dooars Cha Bagan Workers’ Union. In 1950, he was editor of the RSP mouth-piece, Ganavarta.[2]

Nani Bhattaharya was elected to the West Bengal state assembly from Alipurduars (Vidhan Sabha constituency) in 1967,[3] 1969,[4] 1977,[5] 1982,[6] and 1987.[7]

He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Baharampur (Lok Sabha constituency) in 1989[8] and 1992.[9]

In 1967, 1969 and 1977-82 he was the health minister in West Bengal, and during 1982-87 he was irrigation minister in the state.[1]

In 1989, he was state secretary of RSP.[1]

Death

He died on 11 October 1993.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Members of Parliament – Lok Sabha - Profile". Bhattacharya, Shri Nani. refocus india. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Samsad Bangali Charitabhidhan (Biographical Dictionary) by Anjali Bose, Vol II, 3rd edition 2004, page 146, ISBN 81-86806-99-7, (in Bengali) Sishu Sahitya Samsad Pvt. Ltd., 32A Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata-700009
  3. ^ "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 


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