Dwijesh Chandra Sen

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Who is Dwijesh Chandra Sen?

Dwijesh Chandra Sen was the direct descendant of Raja Raj Bhallav and the grandson of Rai Bahadur Kali Charan Sen,. He was a freedom fighter. After independence he got involved in the family business. The Sengupta family in Panbazar, Guwahati is a well known family in Guwahati. In fact, a road is named after his grandfather Rai Bahadur Kali Charan Sen who was an eminent lawyer during his time. Many social projects like Harishabha were initiated under Kali Charan's direct patronage. He did his schooling from Guwahati and later on moved to Calcutta to complete his graduation from Bangabasi College where he came to be in touch with the revolutionaries from Anushilan Samity. He was arrested during his college days and was charged for keeping firearms and conspiring against the British Raj. He was later sentenced to imprisonment for five years. After independence he was successful in various fields of Business. He was one of the chief patrons of the Maharana Athletic Club, a premiere club even today in Assam. He represented the club in football in the Bordole Tropy and was in the forefront of the side which drew against the Mohamedan Club, Calcutta. He was a known figure in Assam and was involved in various charitable activity. He suffered a sudden massive heart attack on 9 July 1984. His demise was deeply mourned by people from all across in Assam. Mr. Hiteshwar Sakia, the then CM of Assam, personally sent his condolences to the family. Assam Tribune premier English daily from Guwahati and Dainik Ahom, premier Assamese daily from Guwahati carried his obituary in the front page. Even at the height of anti-Bengali agitation then in Assam, the All India Radio, Guwahati carried this news in their news items throughout the next day. In 1990 December, he was finally honoured when the then PWD Minister Mr. Jatin Chakraborty on behalf of the West Bengal Government inaugurated his portrait in the Mahajati Sadan. This program was then covered by Doordarshan in their news at 7 pm. He was awarded Tamrapatra by the President of India for his contribution to India's freedom struggle.

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Died
Dec 31, 1969

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on July 23, 2013

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