Somnath Chatterjee unveiled BN Basu’’s portrait

February 24th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Tuesday unveiled a portrait of veteran freedom fighter Bhupendra Nath Basu in the Central Hall of Parliament.
Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha K Rehman Khan and Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha Charanjeet Chatwal were present on the occasion.
Bose was born in Krishnanagar, West Bengal in 1859. He graduated from the Presidency College, Calcutta in 1880. He completed his master’’s degree in 1881 and his law degree in 1883.
From 1904 to 1910, Bose was a member of the Bengal Legislature. During this period, he was involved in the nationalist movement.
In 1905, he presided over the Bengal Provincial Conference held at Mymensingh. He joined the anti-partition agitation and campaign against British goods throughout Bengal. He opposed the passing of the Press Act in 1910.
Bose was President of the Indian National Congress in 1914. He was a member and under-secretary in the Council of the Secretary of State for India from 1917 to 1923.
In 1923, he was made a member of the Executive Council of the Governor of Bengal. He then became the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta.
Basu was the first president of Mohun Bagan AC, Calcutta. He passed away in 1924. (ANI)

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