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Bhupendra Nath Bose (1859–1924) was an Indian politician and President of the Indian National Congress in 1914.

Bhupendra Nath Bose
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First President of Mohun Bagan AC
Vice-Chancellor of University of Calcutta, B.N.Basu and Company(law Firm)(Founder)
Personal details
Radhanagar,Hooghly,West Bengal
Political partyPresident of the Indian National Congress in 1914 at Madras session

Bose was born in Radhanagar, 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. He founded the law firm B.N. Basu and Company, whose office is still located at Temple Chambers, Old Post Office Street, Kolkata.

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. In 1907 and again later he was arrested and detained by British at Calcutta for his nationalist activities.[1] He opposed the passing of the Press Act in 1910. He became the President of the Indian National Congress in 1914.

Bose 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. He was the first president of Mohun Bagan AC, Calcutta.[2] He died in 1924.[citation needed]


His grandson was Kamal Basu, a member of parliament from West Bengal and later the mayor of Calcutta.[citation needed] His daughter was married to Apurba Krishna Mitra a lawyer and landlord of North Bihar with extensive landed properties including indigo factories in Raxaul and Muzaffarpur. His grandson was Justice Gk Mitter of the Supreme Court of India His great grand daughter is Dr Manoshi Mitra who worked with the ADB.

References and sourcesEdit

  1. ^ Raja Subodh Chandra Mallik and his times by Amalendu De, National Council of Education, Bengal - Page 96, 1996
  2. ^ Mohun Bagan History Archived 24 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine