Dinesh Chandra Gorai

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Dinesh Chandra Gorai is an Indian and Bengali-speaking leader of the Church of North India. He was the first non-Anglican Bishop of Calcutta (1982 – 1999) and also Moderator of the CNI (1983 – 1986). He was appointed as the first Bishop of the CNI with its inauguration in 1970.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Sarenga in the Bankura, West Bengal on 15 January 1934. After completing his school education, he studied and graduated from the Bankura Christian College, then under the University of Calcutta.[1]


He engaged himself in multifarious activities of the Church, and its maintenance and expansion at the grassroots.[1]