Biman Bose

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Biman Basu
Born (1940-07-01) 1 July 1940 (age 74)
Calcutta, Bengal, British India
Residence Kolkata
Political party

Biman Bose is the state chief of the West Bengal Communist Party of India (Marxist).[1] He is also a Politburo member of the party.[2] Besides, he is the present Chairman of the Left Front committee of West Bengal.[3][4]


Biman Bose was an alumnus of Maulana Azad College, under the University of Calcutta. He joined political and social activities from his school days. He participated in election campaign during an assembly bye-election in 1954, while still in school. Though recommended for Party in 1957, was granted only in 1958 as the minimum age requirement was 18 years. He participated in the movement against Bengal-Bihar merger in 1956 and food movement in 1959, and was imprisoned in 1958.[5]

He was the Secretary of the Bengal Provincial Students’ Federation, Kolkata district, and vice-president of the BPSF in 1964. Bose commendably carried on his work as the Asst. secretary of Indo-Vietnam Solidarity Committee in the mid-sixties. He was the first All India Secretary of Students Federation of India in 1970. He became a member of the West Bengal State Committee of Communist Party of India (Marxist) in 1971 & a Secretariat member in 1978. He was elected as a member of the Central Committee in 1985. He was also elected as politburo member of the CPI(M) in 1998.[6]


  1. ^ Our Special Correspondent (2010-05-26). "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Frontpage | Biman won’t shut door on Congress". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  2. ^ PTI May 18, 2009, 10.41am IST (2009-05-18). "CPM politburo meet on poll debacle on". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  3. ^ "National : Biman Bose will stay: Jyoti Basu". The Hindu. 2007-05-05. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  4. ^ Our Special Correspondent (2010-04-18). "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Bengal | New faces crowd Left Front civic poll list". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  5. ^ West Bengal State Committee, CPI (M). "Com. BIMAN BASU". CPI (M) West Bengal State Committee. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ West Bengal State Committee, CPI (M). "Com. BIMAN BASU". CPI (M) West Bengal State Committee. Retrieved February 7, 2014.