Jyoti Basu

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Birthday
8, 1914
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jan 17, 2010 (95)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1914
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jan 17, 2010 (95)

About

Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1977 to 2000, and a member of the Communist Party of India. He was a member of the Politburo from the time of it's founding in 1964.

Before Fame

He was drawn to Communism after reading the works of Communist philosopher, Rajani Palme Dutt.

Trivia

He became the longest-serving Chief Minister of any state of India.

Family Life

His father, Nishikanta Basu, was a doctor.

Associated With

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led the nation in mourning his death in 2010.