Jyoti Basu

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Jyoti Basu ( Joti Boshu, 8 July 1914 – 17 January 2010; also Jyotirindra Basu) January 17, 2010 BBC News. was an Indian politician belonging to the Communist Party of India from West Bengal, India. He served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1977 to 2000, making him the longest-serving Chief Minister of any Indian state. Basu was a member of the CPI(M) Politburo from the time of the party's founding in 1964 until 2008. From 2008 until his death in 2010 he remained a permanent invitee to the central committee of the party.

Early life and education

Jyoti Basu was born on 8 July 1914 into an upper middle-class Bengali family in West Bengal, India. His father, Nishikanta Basu, was a doctor from the village of Barudi in Narayanganj District, East Bengal (now in Bangladesh), while his mother Hemalata Basu was a housewife. Basu's schooling started at Loreto School at Dharmatala, Calcutta (now Kolkata), in 1920. It was there where his father shortened his name and he became Jyoti Basu. However, he was moved to St. Xavier's School in 1925. Basu completed his undergraduate education and received the honours in English from the Presidency College of the University of......
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