Bidhan Chandra Roy

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Birthday
1, 1882
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jul 1, 1962 (80)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
1, 1882
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jul 1, 1962 (80)

About

Physician, freedom fighter, and politician who was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1948 to 1962. He notably founded the cities of Durgapur, Kalyani, and Bidhannagar.

Before Fame

He was a medical student who enrolled at St Bartholomew's Hospital, which would turn out to be a troublesome time for him.

Trivia

National Doctor's Day is celebrated on the day of his birth and death every year in India.

Family Life

He was the youngest of five children born to his mother, who died when he was 14.

Associated With

He and Jyoti Basu are both former Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Basu having held the title for 23 years.