List of University of Calcutta people

This is a list of notable people connected to the University of Calcutta.

Alumni

Politics

*Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India
*Colonel H.H. Maharaja Sir Nripendra Narayan Bhup Bahadur, Maharaja of Coochbehar
*Mamata Banerjee, Former Railway Minister of India
*Surendranath Banerjea, 11th President of the Indian National Congress
*Jyoti Basu, Former Chief Minister of West Bengal
*Biman Bose, Chairman of the Left Front in West Bengal
*Krishna Bose, Member of the Lok Sabha, India
*Sisir Bose, Member of the Lok Sabha, India
*Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, Chief Minister of West Bengal
*Muhammad Ali Bogra, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
*Gopinath Bordoloi, Chief Minister of Assam
*Bhupendra Nath Bose, 29th President of the Indian National Congress
*Subhash Chandra Bose, 53rd President of the Indian National Congress and founder of the Forward Bloc
*Sarat Chandra Bose, Works, Mines and Power Member of the Central Interim Government in Delhi
*Somnath Chatterjee, Speaker of the Lok Sabha of India
*His Royal Highness Raja Maung Shwe Prue Chowdhury, ex-King of the Bomang tribe, Chittagong Hill Tracts
*Tarak Nath Das, freedom fighter
*Ashim Dasgupta, Finance Minister of West Bengal
*Romesh Dutt, ICS, 16th President of the Indian National Congress
*Phulrenu Guha, Former Social Welfare Minister of India, 1972-77
*A.K.Fazlul Huq, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
*Banwari Lal Joshi, Former Governor of Meghalaya
*Humayun Kabir, Former Education Minister of India
*Brinda Karat, Member of the CPI(M) Politburo
*Brington Buhai Lyngdoh, Former Chief Minister of Meghalaya
*Maharajadhiraja Bahadur Sir Uday Chand Mahtab, Zamindar of Burdwan
*Ba Maw, First Premier Burma, 1937-43, First President of Burma, 1943-45
*Bishnu Ram Medhi, Former Chief Minister of Assam
*Ashok Mitra, Former Finance Minister of West Bengal
*Mohammed Mohsin, Honorary Chairman of the Nepalese National Assembly, Member, Rastriya Prajatantra Party of Nepal
*Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Former Industries and Supply Member of the Central Interim Government
*Ajoy Mukherjee, former Chief Minister, West Bengal
*Hiren Mukherjee, Member of the Lok Sabha of India
*Pranab Mukherjee, Former Finance Minister and present Defence Minister of India
*Subrata Mukherjee, Former Union Minister of West Bengal
*Priya Ranjan Das Munshi, Information and Technology Minister of India
*Maharaja Somendra Chandra Nandi, Zamindar of Cossimbazar in Bengal
*Bisheshwar Prasad Koirala, Prime Minister of Nepal
*Rajendra Prasad, First President of India
*Ajit Panja, Former Minister of State for External Affairs of India
*Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, President of India
*Jagjivan Ram, former Deputy Prime Minister of India
*Sheik Mujibur Rahman, Former Prime Minister of Bangladesh
*Kiran Shankar Ray, Former Home Minister of West Bengal
*Saugato Ray, Member of the Bidhan Sabha of West Bengal
*Siddhartha Shankar Ray, Former Chief Minister of West Bengal
*Sudarshan Raychaudhuri, Higher Education Minister of West Bengal
*Bidhan Chandra Roy, Former Chief Minister of West Bengal
*Mohammad Salim, Member, Lok Sabha, India
*Abdus Sattar, Former President of Bangladesh
*Prafulla Chandra Sen, Former Chief Minister of West Bengal
*Maharaja Bhupendra Chandra Sinha, Zamindar of Susanga in Bengal
*Bimal Sinha, Former Land Reforms Minister of West Bengal
*Ashoke Sen, Former Law Minister of India
*Anugrah Narayan Sinha, First Finance Minister of Bihar
*Atis Sinha, Former Cabinet Minister in West Bengal
*Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
*George Gilbert Swell, Member of Rajya Sabha
*Ram Baran Yadav, President of Nepal

Religion

*Durga Mohan Das, Leader of the Brahmo Samaj
*Lal Behari Dey, Theologian of the Free Church of Scotland
*Swami Gambhirananda, President of the Ramakrishna Mission Order
*Mahendranath Gupta, Author of Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita (The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
*A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder, International Society for Krishna Consciousness
*Sitanath Tattwabhushan, Theologian of Sadharan Brahmo Samaj
*Swami Vivekananda, Founder of the Ramakrishna Mission Order
*Paramahansa Yogananda, Hindu mystic, Yogi and leading proponent of Kriya Yoga in the West

Armed Forces

*Jayonto Nath Chaudhuri, General of the Indian Army
*Subroto Mukherjee, First Indian Air Chief Marshall of the Indian Air Forces
*Shankar Raychaudhuri, General of the Indian Army

Government

*Alapan Bandopadhay, IAS, Chief Municipal Commissioner of Calcutta
*Debabrata Bandopadhyay, IAS, Agriculture Secretary of India
*Anandaram Barooah, ICS, District Magistrate of Noakhali in Bengal
*Ashok Chatterjee, IAS, Former Member, Board of Revenue of West Bengal
*Champak Chatterjee, IAS, Education Secretary of India
*Gurusaday Dutt, ICS, Local Self Government and Public Health Secretary of Bengal
*Ranajit Datta, Chairman and Managing Director, Braithwaite, Burn and Jessop Limited
*Basanta Kumar De, Commercial Traffic Manager of Bengal Nagpur Railway
*Brajendranath De, ICS, Commissioner of Burdwan
*Sib Chandra Deb, Deputy Collector in Bengal
*Shyamal Ghosh, Ex-Chairman, Working Group on Internet Governance, International Telecommunication Union
*Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani Ambassador to Morocco
*Ashok Mitra, ICS, later Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University
*Prasad Ranjan Ray, IAS, Home Secretary of West Bengal
*Jawahar Sarkar, IAS, Development Commissioner of India
*Sukumar Sen, ICS, Chief Election Commissioner of India
*Nitish Sengupta, IAS, Revenue Secretary of India
*Satyendranath Tagore, ICS, District Judge in Gujerat
*Binay Ranjan Sen, ICS, Former Ambassador of India to the USA

Judiciary

*Phani Bhushan Chakrabarty, First Indian Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court
*Gooroodas Banerjee, Judge of the Calcutta High Court and first Indian Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta
*Umesh Chandra Banerjee, Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court
*Anandamoy Bhattacharjee, Former Chief Justice of Bombay High Court
*Manjula Bose, Judge of the Calcutta High Court
*Pannalal Bose, Eminent jurist
*Sudhi Ranjan Das, Chief Justice of India
*Hara Chandra Ghosh, First Bengali judge of the Small Causes Court in Calcutta
*Monomohun Ghose, First practising Indian Barrister of the Calcutta High Court
*Sarat Kumar Ghosh, Chief Justice of Rajasthan
*Altmas Kabir, Judge of the Supreme Court of India
*Ashutosh Mookerjee, Judge of the Calcutta High Court and five times Vice Chancellor of the Calcutta University
*Chittatosh Mookerjee, Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court and Bombay High Court
*Ramaprasad Mookerjee, Judge of the Calcutta High Court
*Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India
*Saktinath Mukherjee, Senior Advocate of the Calcutta High Court
*B.K.Mukherjee, Former Chief Justice of India
*Radha Binod Pal, Judge of the Calcutta High Court
*Hamoodur Rahman, Former Chief Justice of Pakistan
*Ajit Nath Ray, Former Chief Justice of India
*Ganendra Narayan Ray, Former Judge, of the Supreme Court of India
*Amal Kumar Sarkar, Former Chief Justice of India
*Amarendra Nath Sen, Former Judge, of the Supreme Court of India
*Dipak Sen, Chief Justice of Patna High Court
*Gnanendramohan Tagore, First Asian Barrister in 1862

Industry

*Jagmohan Dalmiya, Chairman of M.L.Dalmiya and Co.
*Lord Dharam Bir 'Bill' Lall of Woodsland, Eminent entrepreneur based in the UK
*Mani Lal Bhaumik, Inventor of the Excimer Laser
*Rama Prasad Goenka, Chairman Emeritus of the RPG Group
*Ramgopal Ghosh, Wealthy entreprenuer who founded his own firm R.G.Ghosh and Co.
*Kashi Nath Memani, Ex-Chairman, Ernst & Young India
*Sir Rajen Mookerjee, Founder of the Indian Iron and Steel Company at Burnpur
*Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, billionaire steel tycoon and entrepreneur
*Raja Subodh Chandra Mullick, Founder of Life of Asia Insurance Company
*Prafulla Chandra Roy, Founder of Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
*Aurobindo Ray, Chairman of Martin Burn, Ltd.
*Rahul Sen, Managing Director of Gillanders Arbuthnot & Co. Ltd.

Medicine

*Lt. Col. Jyotish Chandra De, I.M.S., Principal of Calcutta Medical College, Calcutta
*Subhash Mukhopadhyay, First physician in India (and second in the world) to perform in vitro fertilization

Academics

*Rakhaldas Bandyopadhyay, Discoverer of Mohenjodaro, the principal site of the Harappa Culture
*Shrikumar Banerji, Scholar in English and Bengali literature
*Chandramukhi Basu, one of the first two female graduates of the British Empire and first female head of an undergraduate academic institution in South Asia
*Girindra Sekhar Bose, Founder of the Indian Psychoanalytical Society
*Jagadish Chandra Bose
*Nirmal Kumar Bose, Census Commissioner of India [http://nlindia.org/exhib_nirmal.html]
*Satyendra Nath Bose, Physicist, co-discoverer of Bose-Einstein statistics
*Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, Chairman, ICHR, Delhi
*Mani Lal Bhaumik, renowned physicist
*Upendranath Brahmachari, Physician, nominee for the Nobel prize in 1929 in the category of physiology and medicine
*Manik Chaki, Head of Department of Mathematics, Calcutta University
*Sukhamay Chakravarty, Member, Central Planning Commission of India
*Ramaprasad Chanda, Historian, anthropologist and archaeologist
*Suniti Kumar Chatterjee, Internationally renowned linguist
*Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Hstorian and commentator on culture
*Jehangir Coyajee, economics
*Shomie Das, Headmaster of The Doon School
*Ashin Dasgupta, Upacharya, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan
*Barun De, Chairman, West Bengal Heritage Commission, Calcutta
*Mahasweta Devi, social worker, activist, novelist and feminist turned Marxist
*K. David, New Testament scholar
*Dr.Mahadev Dutt,Head of Department of Mathematics, Calcutta University
*Amlan Dutta, Former Vice Chancellor of Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan
*Bhabatosh Dutt, Former Finance Secretary of West Bengal
*Mircea Eliade, Eminent religious scholar and philosopher
*Gnanchandra Ghosh, Chemist
*Prafulla Chandra Ghosh, English literature scholar
*Sankar Ghosh Well known scientist at Yale University
*Surajit Ghosh, Scientist
*Biraja Sankar Guha, First Director of the Anthropological Survey of India
*K. S. Krishnan, Philosopher
*Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Founder of the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta
*Romesh Chunder Majumder, Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University
*Ashesh Prosad Mitra, Former Director of CSIR
*Dhan Gopal Mukerji, socio-cultural critic and first successful man of letters in early 20th century United States of America
*Bratin Mukherjee, Professor of Ancient History, University of Calcutta
*Dr.Sambit Nag, Famous mathematician
*Ganesh Prasad , Mathematician
*C. R. Rao, Legendary Indian statistician
*Rajat Kanta Ray, Upacharya, Vishwa Bharati, Santiniketan
*Satischandra Ray, Classical scholar and teacher
*Tapan Raychaudhuri, Professor of Indian History and Civilisation, University of Oxford
*Hemchandra Ray Chowdhury, Vice Chancellorof Patna University
*Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri, Eminent political scientist, Fellow of the University of London
*Kamini Roy, first female honours graduate in the British Empire, first feminist author in India
*Prafulla Chandra Roy, Chemist
*Megh Nad Saha, Physicist
*Sunanda Sanyal, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
*Binoy Kumar Sarkar, Economist
*Sumit Sarkar, Professor of History, Delhi University
*Susobhan Sarkar, Professor and Head of Department of History, Presidency College, Calcutta
*Sir Jadunath Sarkar, Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta
*Amartya Sen, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge and winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in economics
*Ashoke Sen, String theorist
*Benoy Chandra Sen, historian, researcher and Indologist
*Dinesh Chandra Sen, Scholar of early Bengali literature
*Sir Brajendra Nath Seal] , Philosopher
*Brajendra Nath Seal, Vice Chancellor of Visva-Bharati University and the University of Mysore
*Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Philosopher,literary theorist
*Nikhilranjan Sen, Mathematician
*Subodh Chandra Sengupta, Professor and Head of Department of English, Presidency College, Calcutta
*Amalesh Tripathi, Ashutrosh Professor of Modern Indian History, Calcutta University
*Kuruvilla Zachariah, Professor and Head of Department of History, Presidency College, Calcutta

Literature

*Manomohan Bose, poet and playwright
*Birendra Krishna Bhadra, poet widely remembered for his recital of Mahishashura Mardini
*Pulak Bandopadhyay, Bengali lyricist and composer
*Satyendranath Dutta, poet
*Sudhindranath Dutta, author and poet
*Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, famous Bengali novelist, composer of India's national anthem "Bande Mataram"
*Benjamin Walker, author
*Bharati Mukherjee, author
*Bimal Kar, novelist
*Bimal Mitra, novelist
*Binoy Majumdar, poet
*Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author
*Dibyendu Palit, ad-man turned novelist
*Kadambini Ganguly, one of the first two female graduates of the British Empire and first female physician of South Asia to be trained in the European system of medicine
*Michael Madhusudan Dutt, first poet laureate in Bengali and dramatist
*Nirmal Kumar Ganguly
*Paramahansa Yogananda
*Premendra Mitra, writer
*Purnendu Pattrea, writer
*Radhanath Sikdar
*Rajshekhar Basu, writer
*Samaresh Majumdar, writer
*Sanjeev Chattopadhyay, novelist
*Sasthi Brata, writer
*Shankha Ghosh, poet and critic
*Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, poet and writer
*Soorjo Coomar Goodeve Chuckerbutty of the Calcutta Medical College was the first Indian to achieve the MD degree as University College London in 1849
*Subhash Mukhopadhyay
*Sunil Gangopadhyay
*Syed Mustafa Siraj, novelist
*Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, novelist
*Premendra Mitra, novelist
*Subhas Mukhopadhyay, Bengali poet
*Sunil Gangopadhyay, eminent novelist, poet and children's fiction writer.
*Buddhadeb Guha, popular Bengali fiction writer and poet.
*Parvati Prasad Baruwa, litterateur
*Samaresh Majumdar, novelist
*Bani Basu, author
*Farrukh Ahmed, poet

Journalism

*Barun Sengupta, Editor, Bartaman newspaper
*Derek O'Brien, nationally famous Quiz Master and television host
*Ramananda Chatterjee, pioneering journalist
*Sankarlal Bhattacharjee, journalist, author and biographer
*Sanjeev Chattopadhyay, Bengali journalist

Films, Theatre and Music

*Clarence Barlow, composer
*Shishir Kumar Bhaduri, noted playwright
*Tanmoy Bose, tabla exponent
*Ajitkumar Chakravarty, musician
*Mithun Chakraborty, National Film Award winning Indian film actor
*Nabyendu Chatterjee, art cinema director
*Soumitra Chatterjee, legendary actor
*Anjan Chattopadhyay, Sitarist
*Buddhadeb Dasgupta, film director
*Manna Dey, singer
*Anjan Dutta, musician
*Neel Dutt, musician
*Utpal Dutt, actor
*Manoj Mitra, dramatist
*Suchitra Mitra, singer
*Pankaj Mullick, music director and composer
*Diptendu Pramanick, First Secretary of the East India Motion Pictures Association
*Satyajit Ray, Oscar Award winning film director
*Arun Kumar Saha, musician
*Indrani Sen, singer
*Mrinal Sen, film director
*Upala Sen, singer
*Rituparna Sengupta, actress
*Rudraprasad Sengupta, Director of Nandikar theatre group
*Madhav Sharma, comedian and actor based in the UK
*P. C. Sorcar, Jr., internationally acclaimed magician
*Badal Sircar, dramatist
*Kshirode Prasad Vidyavinode, thespian

Artists

*Bivas Chaudhuri, artist
*Bulbul Chowdhury, artist
*Ajmal Husain, artist
*Mustafa Monwar, artist

ports

*Talimeran Ao, Former Member of the Indian Football Team in the 1948 Olympics Games
*Saurav Ganguly, Former Captain of the India Cricket team
*Surya Sekhar Ganguly, FIDE Chess Grandmaster, 1974 and 1975 and National Champion, 1976
*Gourgopal Ghosh, Football player for the Mohun Bagan Club
*Sailen Manna, Captain of the Indian Football Team in the London Olympics in 1948 and Gold Medalist in 1951 Asian Games
*Dharma Bhakta Mathema, Nepalese bodybuilder and political activist
*Leander Paes, Former Olympic Bronze Medallist Wimbledon and French Open Doubles Champion
*Vece Paes, Former Olympic Hockey player
*Norman Pritchard, Former Olympic Silver medalist
*Sanjay Ray, Former member of the Assam cricket team in the Ranji Trophy


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