Prafulla Chandra Sen

Prafulla Chandra Sen

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Prafulla Chandra Sen (, জন্ম 10 April 1897 - 25 September 1990) was a Bengali Indian politician and freedom fighter. He was the Chief Minister of West Bengal during the period 1961–1967.

Background

He was born in Senhati village in Khulna district, in undivided Bengal in 1897. Due to his father's transferable service, he spent his childhood in Bihar province in eastern India. He passed his matriculation examination from the R. Mitra Institute in Deoghar in Bihar. After that, he studied science at the Scottish Church College in Calcutta and graduated from that institution. After that, he joined an accountants' firm and was preparing to leave for England to be apprenticed as an Articled Clerk, when he came across Mahatma Gandhi's soul-stirring speech at the Calcutta session of the Congress Party in 1920.

Sen was extremely influenced by Gandhi's speech and after that, he abandoned all plans of studying abroad and rallied to the Mahatma's nationwide call for a mass Non-cooperation movement against the British. Later, almost immediately, in 1923, Sen shifted to the remote area of Arambagh in the Hooghly district, which became his laboratory for Gandhian experiments in Swadeshi and Satyagraha.

Political career

During the Raj

Sen plunged headlong into the freedom struggle. He was one of the staunchest supporters of the Indian National Congress Party, and led the freedom struggle against the British. He was a die-hard nationalist and...
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