Sukumar Sen

Person from India

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. ==As Chief El Historian  ( Wikipedia article )


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University of London
Presidency College, Kolkata

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