Sukumar Sen Civil servant

Sukumar Sen (Bengali: সুকুমার েসন) (born 1899, date of death unknown) was an Indian civil servant who was the first Chief Election Commissioner of India, serving from 21 March 1950 to 19 December 1958. He also served as first Chief Election Commissioner in Nepal and Sudan. Sen was the older brother of the more famous Ashoke Kumar Sen (1913–1996), Union Law Minister and a noted Indian barrister. Another brother was Amiya Kumar Sen, an eminent doctor, who was the last man to see Rabindranath Tagore alive. Sen was born in 1899 in Vaidya-Brahmin family. He was the elder or eldest son of a district magistrate. He was educated at Presidency College, Kolkata and at the University of London. He was awarded a gold medal in Mathematics at the latter. In 1921, Sen joined the Indian Civil Service, and served in various districts as an ICS officer and as a judge. In 1947, he was appointed Chief Secretary of West Bengal, the senior-most rank that an ICS officer could attain in any state in British India. He was still serving in that capacity when he was sent on deputation as chief election commissioner. He remained CEC from 21 March 1950 until 19 December 1958.

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West Bengal , India
pop. 90,320,000 (2012)


1. University of London Colleges/University

The University of London is a federal university made up of 31 affiliates: 19 separate university institutions, and 12 research institutes. As such, the University of London is the largest university in the UK by number of full-time students, with 135,090 campus-based students and over 50,000 in the University of London International Programmes.

Type Public university
2013. 72.7 mil. £
2010. 60 mil. £
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Senate House Malet Street, WC1E 7HU - London, Greater London
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b. 1884., Civil servant
b. 1897., Poet
b. 1901., Dramatist
b. 1900., Geologist
b. 1895., Judge
b. 1902., Architect
b. 1904., Actor
b. 1899., Academic

2. Presidency University, Kolkata Colleges/University

Presidency University, Kolkata, formerly Hindu College and Presidency College, is a unitary, state aided university, located in Kolkata, West Bengal. and one of the premier institutes of learning of liberal arts and sciences in India. In 2002 it was ranked number one by the weekly news magazine India Today. In 2010, the year the college was upgraded to university status, it was ranked 3rd in India.

2013. 6.51 mil. Rs.
January 20th, 1817
86/1 College Street, 700 073 - Kolkata, West Bengal
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b. 1897., Journalist
b. 1903., Actor
b. 1897., Politician
b. 1894., Physicist
b. 1897., Novelist
b. 1899., Poet
b. 1900., Actor


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