Somnath Chatterjee Biography
Somnath Chatterjee was an Indian politician who was associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for most of his life. He was born on July 25, 1929, Tezpur, India and died on August 13, 2018, Kolkata. He served 10 terms in the Lok Sabha (lower chamber of the Indian parliament) between 1971 and 2009, the last of which (2004–09) was as its speaker
Somnath Chatterjee Biography/Personal Information
|Real Name||Somnath Chatterjee|
|Famous For||Speaker Of Lok Sabha|
|Political Party||CPI M|
|Date Of Birth||25 July 1929|
|Birth Place||Tezpur, India|
|Date of Death||August 13, 2018|
|Place of Death||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Educational Qualification||Masters in Arts( Law)|
|College/ University||Mitra Institution School, Presidency College|
University of Calcutta in Calcutta
Jesus College, Cambridge
|Address||P-514,Raja Basanta Roy Road, Kolkata|
Somnath Chatterjee Family
|Marriage Date||7 Feb 1950|
|Wife/ Spouse||Renu Chatterjee|
|Children||Son-Pratap(practising at Calcutta High Court)|
Daughter-Anuradha and Anushila
|Father Name||Nirmal Chandra Chatterjee (Prominent lawye)|
|Mother Name|| Binapani Deb (Homemaker)|
Somnath Chatterjee Awards & Honours
In 1996 he won the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award.
In 2013, he received Living Legend Award at the prestigious Bharat Nirman Awards
Somnath Chatterjee Political Career
Somnath Chatterjee was a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) from 1973 to 2008.
In 1971, he was nominated to contest an interim election caused by the death of his father, who had been elected from that constituency.
He became a Member of the Lok Sabha in 1971 and was elected the first time as an independent candidate supported by the CPI(M).
He was elected for the tenth time in 2004 as a member of the 14th Lok Sabhafrom Bolpur Lok Sabha constituency, which is considered to be a CPI(M) stronghold.
Following the 2004 election, he was appointed as the pro tem speaker and subsequently on 4 June 2004 he was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the 14th Lok Sabha.
Somnath Chatterjee Controversies
He was caught in a controversy in year 2005 on his statement on the Supreme Court decision related to the vote of confidence in the Jharkhand Assembly. He said that the Supreme Court was encroaching on the right of the Legislature by issuing orders on the proceedings of the Jharkhand Assembly. The opposition demanded resignation of him for his decision.
Somnath Chatterjee Money Factor
|Deposits in Bank||14 Lacs|
|Bonds & Shares||3 Lacs|
|Total Value||27 Lacs|
|Net Worth||1 crore|