Prafulla Chandra Ghosh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Prafulla Chandra Ghosh
Prafullachandra Ghosh at Writers' Building in 1947.jpg
Prafullachandra Ghosh at Writers' Building in 1947
1st Chief Minister of West Bengal
In office
August 15, 1947 – August 14, 1948
Preceded by New Post
Succeeded by B. C. Roy
In office
November 2, 1967 – February 20, 1968
Preceded by Ajay Kumar Mukherjee
Succeeded by President's Rule
Personal details
Born 1891
Calcutta, British India
Died 1983
Calcutta, India
Political party Indian National Congress
Progressive Democratic Alliance Front

Prafulla Chandra Ghosh (Prophullo Chôndro Ghosh; 1891–1983) was the first Chief Minister of West Bengal, India. He was Chief Minister in three West Bengal governments, first in the Indian National Congress government from August 15, 1947 to August 14, 1948, then in the Progressive Democratic Alliance Front government from November 2, 1967 to February 20, 1968.[1] Education: Presidency College, Calcutta.Chemistry, B.Sc(Gold Medalist). Occupation: First ASA master, British India, of Indian origin. Exchanged scientifically views with Madame Marie Curie and Albert Einstein.


P.C Ghosh was born and brought up in Hindu-Yadav family in Bangal. His great-granddaughter is Priyanka Yoshikawa, who won the 2016 Miss World Japan contest.[2]

P. C. Ghosh, Member, Congress Working Committee and External Affairs-Premier, West Bengal broadcasting a talk on Indo-Pakistan Agreement from AIR. Calcutta on July 26, 1950.


  • The theory of profits
  • India as known to ancient and mediaeval Europe
  • Mahatma Gandhi, as I saw him
  • West today
  • Jībana-smr̥tira bhūmikā
  • Mahātmā Gāndhī
  • Prācīna Bhāratīẏa sabhyatāra itihāsa


Political offices
Preceded by
New Post
Chief Minister of West Bengal
15 August 1947 – 14 January 1948
Succeeded by
B. C. Roy
Preceded by
Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee
Chief Minister of West Bengal
2 November 1967 – 20 February 1968
Succeeded by
President's Rule
Stub icon This article about an Indian National Congress politician is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.