Ajoy Mukherjee

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Ajoy Mukherjee
4th Chief Minister of West Bengal
In office
1 March 1967 – 21 November 1967
Preceded by Prafulla Chandra Sen
Succeeded by Prafulla Chandra Ghosh
In office
25 February 1969 – 30 July 1970
Preceded by President's rule
Succeeded by President's rule
In office
Preceded by New Seat
Succeeded by Biswanath Mukherjee
Constituency Tamluk
Personal details
Born (1901-04-15)April 15, 1901
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Died May 27, 1986(1986-05-27) (aged 85)
Political party

Indian National Congress

Bangla Congress

Ajoy Mukherjee (1901–1986) (Bengali: অজয় মুখোপাধ্যায়) was the fourth chief minister of West Bengal, India. He hailed from Tamluk, Purba Medinipur district, West Bengal.

Born in 1901, he was one of the leaders of Tamralipta Jatiya Sarkar (Tamrlipta National Government), which came into effect on 17 December 1942 during the Quit India Movement, a programme of civil disobedience launched in India in 1942. He was greatly influenced by Swami Vivekananda. Earlier a member of the Indian National Congress, he later became a leader in the Bangla Congress, which co-governed with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in two United Front governments in the 1960s and 1970s. He held the chief ministerial position in both these governments, from March to November 1967, and again from February 1969 to March 1970.

He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan award in 1977 from Government of India.[1]

His brother Biswanath Mukherjee was the husband of Geeta Mukherjee, a communist MP. Ajoy's niece Kalyani (daughter of another brother) was married to Mohan Kumaramangalam and was the mother of Rangarajan Kumaramangalam and Lalitha Kumaramangalam.

Mukherjee died on May 27, 1986 in Calcutta.[2]


  1. ^ "Padm Bibhusan Awardees". My Indian, My Pride. India.gov.in. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  2. ^ Bhatt, S.C. Land and people of Indian states and union territories : (in 36 volumes). Kalpaz Publications. p. 525. ISBN 9788178353562. Retrieved 2014-11-30. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Prafulla Chandra Sen
Chief Minister of West Bengal
15 March 1967 – 2 November 1967
Succeeded by
Prafulla Chandra Ghosh
Preceded by
President's Rule
Chief Minister of West Bengal
25 February 1969 – 19 March 1970
Succeeded by
President's Rule