Amar Roy Pradhan
Amar Roy Pradhan
|Member of the Indian Parliament |
for Cooch Behar
|Preceded by||Benoykrishna Das Chowdhury|
|Succeeded by||Hiten Barman|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly |
|Succeeded by||Mihir Kumar Roy|
|Born||15 August 1930|
Barashashi, Dinajpur District, Bengal Presidency, British India (now in Bangladesh)
|Died||3 July 2013 (aged 82)|
Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
|Political party||All India Forward Bloc|
|Spouse(s)||Santilata Roy Pradhan|
|Children||2 Sons Arghya Roy Pradhan|
|Occupation||Member of Parliament|
|Profession||Politician, Social Worker|
Amar Roy Pradhan or Amarendra Nath Roy Pradhan (15 August 1930 – 3 July 2013) was an Indian politician from All India Forward Bloc party. He remained MP from Cooch Behar Lok Sabha constituency eight times from 1977 to 1999, prior to which he was member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly MLA from Mekhliganj thrice (1962–1971).
Early life and background
Amarendra Nath Roy Pradhan was born on 15 August 1930 to Talendranath Roy Pradhan at Barashashi, Dinajpur District (now in Bangladesh). He studied at Victoria College, Cooch Behar (then affiliated with University of Calcutta), followed by A.C. College, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.
He also published a number of book, including Upeksit Uttarbange, Sona Sonapat, Garibi Hatao Ekti Slogan Matra (all in Bengali), and Forward towards Mighty Peasants Struggle, and Rule of Jungle (English).
He died on 3 July 2013 at a nursing home in Jalpaiguri, at the age of 82. He was survived by two sons, Santilata Roy Pradhan died prior to him. Arghya Roy Pradhan, his younger son became a Trinamool Congress MLA in West Bengal state assembly from the Tufanganj constituency in 2011.
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- "Former MP and senior Forward Bloc leader Amar Roy Pradhan dies". The Times of India. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "Biographical Sketch of Member of 12th Lok Sabha". Parliament of India, website. Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "1 – Cooch Behar Parliamentary Constituency (1977-2004)". Partywise Comparison since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- R. C. Rajamani. Portraits of India's Parliamentarians for the New Millennium: Lok Sabha. Gyan Books. pp. 616–. ISBN 978-81-212-0702-7. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
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