Chandra Kumar Bose is a well-known Indian politician and businessman. He is recognized for his lineage as the grandnephew of Subhash Chandra Bose, an Indian freedom fighter (also known as Netaji), and the grandson of Sarat Chandra Bose, Netaji’s elder brother. In September 2023, he stepped down from his position as a member and vice president of the Bhartiya Janta Party’s West Bengal unit.
Chandra Kumar Bose was born on Tuesday, 4 October 1960 (age 63 Years; as of 2023) in Calcutta, West Bengal. His zodiac sign is Libra. In 1979, he earned a general certificate of economics at Hendrix College, London, and in 1982, he received a post-graduate diploma in business management at the Institute of Modern Management, Kolkata.
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Parents & Siblings
His father, Amiya Nath Bose, was an Indian politician. His mother’s name is Jyotsna Bose.
His brother, Surya Bose, is a businessman, and his sister, Madhuri Bose is a human rights advocate and writer.
Chandra Kumar Bose is married to Usha Menon.
His grandfather, Sarat Chandra Bose, was a Bengali barrister and independence activist.
His grandmother’s name is Bibhabati Bose.
His great-grandfather, Janakinath Bose, was a lawyer.
His great-grandmother, Prabhabati Bose, was an Indian activist and politician.
After graduating in June 1982, Chandra Kumar Bose served as a marketing executive for eighteen years at the Tata Management Training Centre in Jamshedpur. In September 2000, he started working as a director at Bose Information Technology, a company founded by his brother, Surya Bose, in Hamburg, Germany. The company specializes in human resource consultancy and skill development.
Chandra Kumar Bose is a general secretary of the Indian Socialist Democratic Forum, which is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights in Third World countries. On 23 January 2016, Chandra Kumar Bose joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a public meeting in Howrah, in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
He was later appointed as the West Bengal BJP’s vice-president. He then contested in the 2016 West Bengal assembly elections from the Bhabanipur constituency. He also participated in the 2019 general elections from the Kolkata Dakshin constituency but suffered a defeat from Mala Roy of All India Trinamool Congress. In 2020, Chandra Kumar Bose was appointed as the chief ministerial candidate for the West Bengal assembly elections by the BJP.
On 7 September 2023, Chandra Kumar Bose announced his resignation from the BJP. In an interview, he explained that he could no longer work with the party as he disagreed with the party’s divisive actions that ruined their chances in West Bengal. He said,
I gave a lot of proposals to the party on how we should work which were not accepted. The party is moving on the wrong track in Bengal. There is polarisation, vote-bank politics and divisive politics that ruined our chances in Bengal.”
- Deposits in Banks: Rs. 2,361,204
- LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 388,800
In 2019, his net worth was estimated approximately at Rs. 2,710,000.
- Chandra Kumar Bose’s father, Amiya Nath Bose, was a member of parliament from the Arambagh constituency in West Bengal. In an interview, Chandra Kumar Bose revealed that his father used to talk about Subhash Chandra Bose for two hours daily. He said,
My father Amiya Nath Bose had spent a lot of time with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The two of them had shared a same bedroom for six years. So I grew up listening to stories of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Every evening after dinner, my father used to spend at least two hours talking about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.”
- In 2019, Chandra Kumar Bose came into the limelight when he opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.