Ganesh Ghosh

Ganesh Ghosh
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Constituency Calcutta South
In office
Preceded by New Seat
Succeeded by Lakshmi Charan Sen
Constituency Belgachia
Personal details
Born (1900-06-22)22 June 1900
Chittagong, Bengal Province, British India
Died 16 October 1994(1994-10-16) (aged 94)
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Political party

Communist Party of India

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Ganesh Ghosh (Bengali: গণেশ ঘোষ) (22 June 1900 – 16 October 1994) was a Bengali Indian independence activist, revolutionary and politician.


Ganesh Ghosh hailed from Chittagong, now in Bangladesh. In 1922, he took admission in the Bengal Technical Institute in Calcutta. Later, he became a member of the Chittagong Jugantar party. He participated in the Chittagong armoury raid, along with Surya Sen and other revolutionaries on 18 April 1930.

After the trial, Ganesh Ghosh was deported to the Cellular Jail in Port Blair in 1932. After the release from jail in 1946, he joined communist politics and became a member of the Communist Party of India. After the independence, he became a leader of the party. After the split in Communist Party of India in 1964, Ganesh sided with the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He was elected to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly in 1952, 1957 and 1962 as a Communist Party of India candidate from Belgachia. He was elected to the 4th Lok Sabha in 1967 from Calcutta South Lok Sabha constituency as a Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate.In the 1971 Lok Sabha he was again the Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate from Calcutta South Lok Sabha constituency. This time he was defeated by 26-year-old Priya Ranjan Dash Munshi who won his first Lok Sabha election fighting on Congress(R) ticket

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