Tridib Chaudhuri

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Tridib Chaudhuri
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)
for West Bengal
In office
1987–1993
In office
1993 – 1997 (2 Terms)
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Behrampore
In office
1952-1984
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byAtish Chandra Sinha
ConstituencyBaharampur
Personal details
Born(1911-12-12)12 December 1911
Baharampur, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died1 May 1997(1997-05-01) (aged 85)
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Political partyRevolutionary Socialist Party
ResidenceKolkata
As of 17 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Tridib Chaudhuri (12 December 1911 – 11 May 1997) was an Indian politician and Indian independence activist. He was a leader of the Revolutionary Socialist Party and a member of Lok Sabha from Baharampur in West Bengal in India. He was the joint opposition candidate for 1974 Indian presidential election. He was member of Lok Sabha from 1952 to 1984 and a member of Rajya Sabha from 1987 to 1997 until his death. He had participated in Goa Liberation Movement.[1] He was one of the founders of the RSP.[2]

He passed his BA examination in 1933 and subsequently MA in economics from the University of Calcutta as an external candidate from jail, when he was imprisoned for sedition against the colonial rule.[3]

The Election Commission of India held indirect 6th presidential elections of India on 17 August 1974. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed with 765,587 votes won over his nearest rival Tridib Chaudhuri who got 189,196 votes. He is the first Bengali to participate in the presidential election in India.

References[edit]

  1. ^ parliamentofindia obituary
  2. ^ "History of Murshidabad". Murshidabad district administration. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  3. ^ Tridib Chowdhuri and his Growing Relevance by Pramothes Mukherjee