Krishna Bose (26 December 1930 – 22 February 2020) was an Indian politician, educator and social worker and a Member of Parliament elected from the Jadavpur constituency in West Bengal as an All India Trinamool Congress candidate.[1]

Krishna Bose
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
15 May 1996 - 16 May 2004
Preceded byMalini Bhattacharya
Succeeded byDr. Sujan Chakraborty
Personal details
Born(1930-12-26)26 December 1930
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Died22 February 2020(2020-02-22) (aged 89)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress (1998-2004)
Indian National Congress (1996-1998)
Spouse(s)Sisir Kumar Bose
Alma materCalcutta University
Bhatkhande Music Institute
ProfessionPolitician, writer, educationalist
WebsitePersonal Website

She taught at City College, Kolkata for 40 years, and thereafter remained its principal for 8 years.

Early life and backgroundEdit

Bose was born on 26 December 1930 in Dacca to Charu C. Chaudhuri and Chhaya Devi Chaudhurani. Her father specialised in constitutional studies and was one of the secretaries of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly. She married Sisir Kumar Bose, on 9 December 1955 and has two sons, Sumantra Bose, Sugata Bose and a daughter Sarmila Bose. Sisir Bose is the son of Sarat Chandra Bose, the elder brother of Subhas Chandra Bose. He too fought against the British Raj and was imprisoned in Lahore Fort and Red Fort for his role in Subhas Chandra Bose's escape from Calcutta in 1941 during the Quit India Movement and World War II.[1][2]

Bose has a B.A. (Hons.) and an M.A. in English Literature from Calcutta University, Calcutta, West Bengal and the prestigious degree of Sangeet-Visharad from Bhatkhande Music Institute, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.[1]


Krishna taught for 40 years at the City College, Kolkata, where she was Head of the Department of English and served as the Principal of the college for eight years.

She was first elected as a member of Parliament to the 11th Lok Sabha during the 1996–1998 term. She was also a member of Parliament in 12th, (1998–1999) and 13th (1999–2004) Lok Sabhas.[3] During her 3rd term, she served as:[1]

  • Chairperson, Committee on External Affairs
  • Member, General Purposes Committee
  • Member, Joint Committee on Patents (Second Amendment) Bill, 1999
  • Member, Committee on Official Language[1]

Interests and accomplishmentsEdit

Bose was actively involved in public work. She was the president of the Trust of the Institute of Child Health, Calcutta and chaired the Council of the Netaji Research Bureau, the president of Vivek Chetana – a non-profit organisation for disadvantaged women and children and a member of the international P.E.N.[clarification needed][3] Krishna was a columnist for journals in English and Bengali such as Desh, Anandabazar Patrika, Jugantor, Amrit Bazar Patrika, The Statesman, Telegraph, Illustrated Weekly of India. She also worked in the areas of women and child development and for the welfare of the handicapped.[1]


Bose died on 22 February 2020 in a hospital off EM Bypass in Kolkata at the age of 89. She was suffering from age-related ailments and had a second stroke few days before.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Biographical Sketch Member of Parliament 13th Lok Sabha". Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Bose tags Atal secular for minority votes". The Telegraph. 9 May 2004. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Krishna Bose's Website Details". Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Krishna Bose, Academician And Former Trinamool MP, Dies At 89". 22 February 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Academic and former Trinamool MP Krishna Bose passes away at 89". ThePrint. 22 February 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2020.

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