Amar Roy Pradhan

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Amar Roy Pradhan

Member of the Indian Parliament
for Cooch Behar
In office
Preceded byBenoykrishna Das Chowdhury
Succeeded byHiten Barman
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Mekliganj
In office
Succeeded byMihir Kumar Roy
Personal details
Born(1930-08-15)15 August 1930
Barashashi, Dinajpur District, Bengal Presidency, British India (now in Bangladesh)
Died3 July 2013(2013-07-03) (aged 82)
Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
Political partyAll India Forward Bloc
Spouse(s)Santilata Roy Pradhan
Children2 Sons Arghya Roy Pradhan
Alma materUndergraduate
OccupationMember of Parliament
ProfessionPolitician, Social Worker

Amar Roy Pradhan or Amarendra Nath Roy Pradhan[1] (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).[2]

Early life and background[edit]

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.[3]


Pradhan started his political career at state-level, and was elected to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from Mekhliganj three times, 1962, 1967 and 1977.[3]

He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Cooch Behar Lok Sabha constituency eight consecutive times from 1977 to 1999.[1][4]

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).[3][5]


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.[2][6]


  1. ^ a b Malabasri Das (1999). Parliamentary Elections in West Bengal, 1952-1999. Government of West Bengal. p. 54. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Former MP and senior Forward Bloc leader Amar Roy Pradhan dies". The Times of India. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Biographical Sketch of Member of 12th Lok Sabha". Parliament of India, website. Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  4. ^ "1 – Cooch Behar Parliamentary Constituency (1977-2004)". Partywise Comparison since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Former MP Amar Roy Pradhan dies". Zee News. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013.