BHATTACHARYYA, SHRI SHYAMAPRASANNA, CPI—M. (West Bengal—Uluberia—1977): s. of late Shri Rajendra Nath Bhattacharyya; b. at Bhawanipur, Calcutta, September 1905; ed. at Vidyasagar College, Calcutta, upto B.Sc.; m. Smt. Purnalakshmi Devi, 1937; widower; 1 s.; Political Worker; previously associated with Sree Sangha (a revolutionary party of West Bengal) and Congress; Member, Central Kisan Council, All India Kisan Sabha; Vice-President, West Bengal Provincial Kisan Sabha; President, Howrah District Kisan Sabba; Member, (i) West Bengal Legislative Assembly, 1957—62, and (ii) Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971—77.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Science and technology.
Special interests: Marxism; poetical works of Rabindra Nath Tagore.
Permanent address: Andul Village, P.O. Andul Mouri, Howrah District, West Bengal.