Birendra Narayan Chakraborty
|2nd Governor of Haryana|
15 September 1967 – 26 March 1976
|Preceded by||Dharma Vira|
|Succeeded by||Ranjit Singh Narula|
|Born||20 December 1904|
|Died||26 March 1976citation needed] (aged 71)[|
|Alma mater||Scottish Church College|
University of Calcutta
University College London
|Profession||Civil servant, politician|
He attended Kolkata's Scottish Church College, and continued his education at the University of Calcutta. He joined University College London for a BSc in chemistry in 1926. After further studies for the Indian Civil Service examinations at the School of Oriental Studies, London, he passed the examinations in 1928 and joined the ICS in October 1929 as an assistant collector and magistrate in the Bengal Presidency. He was promoted to joint magistrate and deputy collector in July 1930 and to additional district and sessions judge (officiating) in June 1935. In February 1936, he was promoted to full magistrate and collector, and was appointed a joint secretary with the Finance Department of the Government of Bengal in April 1944. As an acting secretary, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1945 Birthday Honours list.
After Indian independence, he served in many government posts. He was Indian Ambassador of Netherlands from 1952 - 1954 and high commissioner for India to the United Kingdom and Canada. Later he served as Governor of Haryana from 15 September 1967 until his death in office on 26 March 1976, aged 71.
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