Former Bengal minister Kanti Biswas dead

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Veteran CPI-M leader and former West Bengal minister Kanti Biswas died at a private hospital here on Wednesday following lung infection, party sources said.

Biswas, 84, a widower, left behind a son and a daughter.

Biswas was youth affairs minister from 1977 to 1982, and held the school education portfolio from 1982 to 1991 and from 1996 to 2006.

He was a five time state legislator – winning thrice from Gaighata and on two occasions from Sandeshkhali constituencies of North 24 Parganas district.

Born in Faridpur district (now in Bangladesh) of undivided Bengal, Biswas was a brilliant student and always stood first in school.

He passed his M.Com from Dhaka University in 1956 and was appointed professor in Quaid e Azam Memorial College.

He participated in some programmes of the then banned Communist Party in Pakistan and crossed over to India in 1960 to escape an arrest warrant issued against his name.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here