Krishna Govinda Gupta
|Sir Krishna Govinda Gupta|
|Born||28 February 1851
|Spouse(s)||Prasannatara Gupta (nee Das)|
Early life and education
He was the son of Kalinarayan Gupta, a zamindar of Bhatpara near Dhaka in Bengal. His early education was carried out at Mymensingh Government School and Dacca College. Later, he joined the University College, London where he successfully took the Open Competitive Examination standing 2nd in the final examination. He became the 7th Indian member of the Indian Civil Service, joining the service as a probationer in 1871 coming out to India in 1873. He was also called to the Bar by The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.
After serving as an Assistant Magistrate and Collector and then District Magistrate and Collector, he was appointed as Secretary, Board of Revenue in 1887. He became the Commissioner of Excise in 1893 and the second Indian (first full) Divisional Commissioner of Burdwan in 1901. He was the first Indian to be appointed as Member, Board of Revenue in 1904. He then became a Member of the Indian Excise Committee in 1905 and was on special duty in connection with the Fisheries of Bengal in 1906.
In 1907, he along with Syed Hussain Bilgrami became the first Indian to be nominated as member of the Secretary of State's India Council. Later he was also appointed as a Member of Lord Esher's Army in India Committee in 1920.