Krishna Bose (born 26 December 1930) was an Indian political, educator and social worker and was a Member of Parliament elected from the Jadavpur constituency in West Bengal as an All India Trinamool Congress candidate.
She taught at City College, Kolkata for 40 years, and thereafter remained its principal for 8 years.
1 Early life and background
3 Interests and accomplishments
5 External links
Early life and background
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.
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.
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. During her 3rd term, she served as:
Chairperson, Committee on External Affairs
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Joint Committee on Patents (Second Amendment) Bill, 1999
Member, Committee on Official Language
Interests and accomplishments
Bose has been actively involved in public work. She is the president of the Trust of the Institute of Child Health, Calcutta and chairs 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.
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 has also worked in the areas of women and child development and for the welfare of the handicapped.
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