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Shiba Prasad Chatterjee (22 February 1903 – 27 February 1989) was a Professor of Geography at the University of Calcutta, India. He served as President of the International Geographical Union from 1964 until 1968,[1] and coined the name Meghalaya (Sanskrit: 'abode of clouds') for one of India's northeastern states. Chatterjee received a Murchison Award from the Royal Geographical Society in 1959, and a Padma Bhushan from the Government of India in 1985.[2]


  • Chatterjee, S.P. (1983). Junior College Geography. Stosius Inc/Advent Books Division. ISBN 978-0-86131-090-6.


  1. ^ "History of International Geographical Union". Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015.


  • Mookerjee, S. (1998): Shiba P. Chatterjee, 1903–1989. Geographers: biobibliographical studies 18.
  • "S P Chatterjee Memorial Series". INCA website. Indian National Cartographic Association. Archived from the original on 20 October 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011.