Shyamal Kumar Sen

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Hon'ble Justice
Shyamal Kumar Sen
Shyamal Kumar Sen - Kolkata 2012-10-03 0512.JPG
Justice Shyamal Kumar Sen at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
17th Governor of West Bengal
In office
18 May 1999 – 4 December 1999
Preceded byAkhlaqur Rahman Kidwai
Succeeded byViren J. Shah
Personal details
Born (1940-11-25) 25 November 1940 (age 81)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Alma materScottish Church College
University of Calcutta

Shyamal Kumar Sen (born 25 November 1940[1]) is a Bengali Indian jurist who served as a chief justice of the Allahabad High Court and also as a Governor of West Bengal. He was appointed governor in May 1999 following the resignation of A R Kidwai and served from May 1999 to December 1999.

Early life[edit]

After graduating from the Scottish Church College, he studied law at the University of Calcutta.[2]


He had worked as a lecturer in the commercial and industrial laws in the City College, Kolkata (under the University of Calcutta) from 1964 to 1971, as well as in the faculty of law at the University of Calcutta from 1971 to 1985.[3] He was elevated as a permanent judge of the Calcutta High Court in February 1986. He served as chief justice of the Allahabad High Court on 18 July 2000.[3]

He served as the Governor of West Bengal from May to December 1999.[3]


  1. ^ "Hon'ble Mr. Justice Shyamal Kumar Sen (CJ)".
  2. ^ Some Alumni of Scottish Church College in 175th Year Commemoration Volume. Scottish Church College, April 2008. page 593
  3. ^ a b c Allahabad High Court