Birendra Narayan Chakraborty

Birendra Narayan Chakraborty OBE (also Birendra Narayan Chakravarty)[2] (20 December 1904 – 26 March 1976) was an Indian civil servant, politician and the second governor of Haryana.[3]

Birendra Narayan Chakraborty
2nd Governor of Haryana
In office
15 September 1967 – 26 March 1976
Preceded byDharma Vira
Succeeded byRanjit Singh Narula
Personal details
Born(1904-12-20)20 December 1904[1]
Died26 March 1976(1976-03-26) (aged 71)[citation needed]
Alma materScottish Church College
University of Calcutta
University College London
ProfessionCivil servant, politician

He attended Kolkata's Scottish Church College,[4] and continued his education at the University of Calcutta. He joined University College London for a BSc in chemistry in 1926.[5] 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.[5] He was promoted to joint magistrate and deputy collector in July 1930 and to additional district and sessions judge (officiating) in June 1935.[5] 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.[5] As an acting secretary, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1945 Birthday Honours list.[6]

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.[7] 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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  2. ^ "The Times of India Directory and Year Book Including Who's who". 1971.
  3. ^ De, Jatindra Ranjan (1991). The Growth of parliamentary government in India. Bijan Publishers. pp. 228, 231.
  4. ^ Some Alumni of Scottish Church College in 175th Year Commemoration Volume. Scottish Church College, April 2008. page 592.
  5. ^ a b c d The India Office and Burma Office List: 1945. Harrison & Sons, Ltd. 1945. p. 156.
  6. ^ "No. 37119". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 June 1945. p. 2955.
  7. ^ Laura Nader (8 September 2015). What the Rest Think of the West: Since 600 AD. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520285774. Retrieved 8 September 2015.

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