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List of famous alumni from Presidency College, Kolkata, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Presidency College, Kolkata include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Presidency College, Kolkata alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Presidency College, Kolkata are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Presidency College, Kolkata.

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Presidency College, Kolkata?” and “Which celebrities are Presidency College, Kolkata alumni?”

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Swami Vivekananda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Swami Vivekananda Philosopher Swami Vivekananda, born Narendra Nath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies ...more

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Subhash Chandra Bose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Subhash Chandra Bose Politician Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Japan left a troubled legacy. The honorific Netaji, ...more

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Rajendra Prasad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Rajendra Prasad Politician, Lawyer, Teacher Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first President of the Republic of India. An Indian political leader, lawyer by training, Prasad joined the Indian National Congress during the Indian independence ...more

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Parvez Sharma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Parvez Sharma Journalist, Film Producer, Cinematographer Parvez Sharma is a New York-based Indian writer and documentary filmmaker. Sharma is best known for the 2007 film A Jihad for Love which documented the lives of gay and lesbian Muslims, and for ...more

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Jyoti Basu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Jyoti Basu Politician Jyoti Basu; or Jyotirindra Basu was an Indian politician belonging to the Communist Party of India from West Bengal, India. He served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal state from 1977 to ...more

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Amartya Sen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Amartya Sen Professor, Scientist, Economist Amartya Kumar Sen is a Bangladeshi-born Indian economist and philosopher, who since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has made contributions to welfare ...more

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Satyajit Ray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Satyajit Ray Film Score Composer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Satyajit Ray was an Indian filmmaker. He is considered as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. Ray was born in the city of Calcutta into a Bengali family prominent in the world of ...more

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Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Professor, Scientist, Statistician Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis FRS was an Indian scientist and applied statistician. He is best remembered for the Mahalanobis distance, a statistical measure. He made pioneering studies in ...more

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Michael Madhusudan Dutt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Michael Madhusudan Dutt Poet, Writer, Playwright Michael Madhusudan Dutt, or Michael Madhusudan Dutta was a popular 19th-century Bengali poet and dramatist. He was born in Sagordari, on the bank of Kopotaksho River, a village in Keshabpur ...more

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Jagadish Chandra Bose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Jagadish Chandra Bose Physicist, Chemist, Inventor Jagadish Chandra Bose, CSI, CIE, FRS was a Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, botanist, archaeologist, as well as an early writer of science fiction. He pioneered the investigation of radio ...more

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Meghnad Saha is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Meghnad Saha Physicist, Astronomer Meghnad Saha FRS was an Indian astrophysicist best known for his development of the Saha equation, used to describe chemical and physical conditions in stars.

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Aparna Sen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Aparna Sen Screenwriter, Actor, Writer Aparna Sen is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter and actress. She is the winner of three National Film Awards and nine international film festival awards.

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Ashoke Sen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Ashoke Sen Physicist Ashoke Sen, FRS is an Indian theoretical physicist and distinguished professor at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad. He also is the Morningstar Visiting professor at MIT. His main ...more

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Pritam Chakraborty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Pritam Chakraborty Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician Pritam Chakraborty,popularly known as Pritam was born in 14 June 1971 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, is an Indian composer, singer and live performer & sound engineer. His father's name is ...more

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Jibanananda Das is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Jibanananda Das Poet, Writer Jibanananda Das was a Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist. Dimly recognised during his lifetime, today Das is acknowledged as “the premier poet of the post-Tagore era in India" and ...more

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Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay Poet, Journalist, Novelist Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay; was a Bengali writer, poet and journalist. He was the composer of India's national song Vande Mataram, originally a Bengali and Sanskrit stotra personifying ...more

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Writer Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is an Indian literary theorist, philosopher and University Professor at Columbia University, where she is a founding member of the school's Institute for Comparative ...more

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Upendranath Brahmachari is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Upendranath Brahmachari Scientist, Physician Rai Bahadur Sir Upendranath Brahmachari was an Indian scientist and a leading medical practitioner of his time. He synthesised Urea Stibamine in 1922 and determined that it was an effective ...more

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Satyendra Nath Bose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Satyendra Nath Bose Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor Satyendra Nath Bose, FRS was a Bengali physicist specialising in mathematical physics. He is best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s, providing the foundation for ...more

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Qazi Motahar Hossain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Qazi Motahar Hossain Journalist, Writer Qazi Motahar Hossain was a Bangladeshi author, scientist, statistician, chess player and journalist. He had intimate friendship with Kazi Nazrul Islam and Kazi Abdul Odud.

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Amiya Charan Banerjee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Amiya Charan Banerjee Mathematician Amiya Charan Banerjee was an Indian mathematician.

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Subrata Sen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Subrata Sen Film Producer, Screenwriter, Writer Subrata Sen, is a critically acclaimed Bengali Indian film director, screenwriter, novelist and producer.

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Politician Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is an Indian politician and a member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India. He was the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 2000 to 2011. He was the MLA of ...more

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Ashok Kumar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Ashok Kumar Painter, Film Producer, Actor Ashok Kumar was an actor.

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Dilipkumar Roy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Dilipkumar Roy Novelist, Writer Dilipkumar Roy was a Bengali Indian musician, musicologist, novelist, poet and essayist.He was son of Dwijendralal Ray. In 1965, the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy for Music, ...more

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Sukumar Ray is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Sukumar Ray Poet, Writer, Photographer Sukumar Ray was a Bengali humorous poet, story writer and playwright who mainly wrote for children. His works such as the collection of poems "Aboltabol", novella ...more

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Gnanendramohan Tagore is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Gnanendramohan Tagore Barrister Gnanendramohan Tagore was the first Asian to be called to the bar in England, in 1862.

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Bimal Jalan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Bimal Jalan Economist, Banker Bimal Jalan is a former Governor of Reserve Bank of India and a nominated member of the Upper House of India's Parliament, the Rajya Sabha during 2003–2009.

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Sisir Kumar Mitra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Sisir Kumar Mitra Physicist Sisir Kumar Mitra was an Indian Bengali physicist.

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Rudrangshu Mukherjee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Rudrangshu Mukherjee Writer Rudrangshu Mukherjee is an Indian historian and author who is the Opinions Editor for The Telegraph newspaper, Kolkata and the Vice Chancellor for Ashoka University.

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Samit Basu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Samit Basu Novelist, Author, Writer Samit Basu is an Indian novelist, graphic novelist and screenwriter. Basu is the author of The Simoqin Prophecies, The Manticore's Secret and The Unwaba Revelations, the three parts of The ...more

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Dipesh Chakrabarty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Dipesh Chakrabarty Historian, Professor, Author Dipesh Chakrabarty is a Bengali historian who has also made contributions to postcolonial theory and subaltern studies.

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Pramathesh Barua is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Pramathesh Barua Actor, Film Director Pramathesh Chandra Barua was a famous actor, director, and screenwriter of Indian films in the pre-independence era.

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Manik Bandopadhyay is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Manik Bandopadhyay Writer Manik Bandopadhyay was a Bengali novelist and is considered one of the leading lights of modern Bengali fiction. During a short lifespan of 48 years, plagued simultaneously by illness and ...more

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Radhabinod Pal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Radhabinod Pal Judge, Jurist Judge Radhabinod Pal was an Indian jurist. He was the Indian member appointed to the International Military Tribunal for the Far East's trials of Japanese war crimes committed during the second ...more

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M. J. Akbar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
M. J. Akbar Journalist, Writer Mobashar Jawed "M.J." Akbar is a leading Indian journalist and author and national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the Editorial Director of India Today, India's ...more

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Nabaneeta Dev Sen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Nabaneeta Dev Sen Novelist, Writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen is an award-winning Indian poet, novelist and academic.

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Atulkrishna Ghosh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Atulkrishna Ghosh Atulkrishna Ghosh was an Indian revolutionary, member of the Anushilan Samiti, and a leader of the Jugantar movement involved in Hindu German Conspiracy during World War I.

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Prafulla Chandra Ray is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Prafulla Chandra Ray Chemist Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray was an Bengali chemist, educator and entrepreneur. The Royal Society of Chemistry honoured his life and work with the first ever Chemical Landmark Plaque outside ...more

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Romesh Chunder Dutt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Romesh Chunder Dutt Economist Romesh Chunder Dutt, CIE was an Indian civil servant, economic historian, writer, and translator of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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Pramatha Chowdhury is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Pramatha Chowdhury Writer Pramathanath Chaudhuri, known as Pramatha Chaudhuri, alias Birbal, is an exceptionally illuminating persona in modern Bengali literature. It is astounding how he kept hold of his uniqueness in ...more

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Sarat Kumar Ghosh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Sarat Kumar Ghosh Judge Sir Sarat Kumar Ghosh, ICS was a civil servant and a jurist.

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Kshetresa Chandra Chattopadhya... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Kshetresa Chandra Chattopadhyaya Writer Kshetresa Chandra Chattopadhyaya was a distinguished scholar of Sanskrit from India. A scholar of Sanskrit, Veda, grammar, Pali, Prakrit and philology, he was born on October 27, 1896 in village ...more

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Basanta Kumar De is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni

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Gurusaday Dutt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Gurusaday Dutt Writer Gurusaday Dutt was a civil servant, folklorist, and writer. He was the founder of the Bratachari Movement in the 1930s.

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Siddhartha Shankar Ray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Siddhartha Shankar Ray Politician, Barrister Siddhartha Shankar Ray was a Bengali politician belonging to the Indian National Congress. He was a prominent barrister, Punjab Governor and Education minister of India. He was also the ...more

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Jasodhara Bagchi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Jasodhara Bagchi Writer Jasodhara Bagchi was a leading Indian feminist critic and activist.

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Surendranath Banerjee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Surendranath Banerjee Sir Surendranath Banerjee was one of the earliest Indian political leaders during the British Raj. He founded the Indian National Association, one of the earliest Indian political organizations, ...more

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Prasanna Coomar Tagore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Prasanna Coomar Tagore Prasanna Kumar Tagore was son of Gopi Mohan Tagore, one of the founders of Hindu College. He belonged to the Pathuriaghata branch of the Tagore family and was one of the leaders of the ...more

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Mahendranath Gupta is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Presidency College, Kolkata Alumni
Mahendranath Gupta Mahendranath Gupta, was a disciple of Ramakrishna—a 19th-century mystic and the author of Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita,a Bengali classic. He was also a teacher to Paramahansa Yogananda, a ...more