Governor's Profile

Governor of Tripura

Shri Tathagata Roy

Assumed Office

On May 20,2015

Father

Late Debesh Chandra Roy

Mother

Late Anila Roy (nee Dutta)

Born

September 14,1945

Birth Place

Kolkata

Roots

Vill: Satgaon, Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh

Education

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering), Calcutta University, 1966. Bachelor of Law, Calcutta University, 1985

Marital Status

Married

Children

Two daughters, both married

Professional Career

An Officer of the Indian Railway Service of Engineers (1966 Examination) (1967-1990) served as General Manager, RITES Ltd., 1989-90 Kolkata (A Public Sector Consulting Engineering company specializing in Railway and related projects) Chief Engineer, Metro Railway, Kolkata, 1988-89 (A Metro Construction project of the Indian Railways).

 

Professor and Founder-Head, Department of Construction Engineering, Jadavpur University, Salt Lake Campus, Kolkata (1990-2010).

Political Career

Member, BJP National Executive since 2002 President, BJP West Bengal, 2002-2006

Academic Distinctions

Stood 6th in Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal in 1961. Recipient of Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search Scholarship, 1961-66

Pastimes

Travel, especially visiting places of pilgrimage in the Himalayas. Visited Kailash-Mansarovar (on foot), Amarnath, Ladakh (Nubra Valley & Panggong-Tso), Vaishno Devi, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Valley of Flowers, Hemkund Sahib, Pashupatinath, Muktinath (Nepal).

Reading

Listening to music, especially songs of Tagore and Rajanikanta Sen.

Travels

Visited many countries including erstwhile USSR, Europe, UK, USA, Canada, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, China (Tibet), Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan

Publications

My People, Uprooted : The Exodus of Hindus from East Pakistan and Bangladesh. Synergy Books, India, Delhi.

The Life and Times of Dr. Syama Prasad  Mookerjee : Prabhat Prakashan, Delhi.

Engineering Contracts in India: Law Practice and Management, Bharat Book Agency, Kolkata.

তথাগত রায়ের ব্যাক্তিগত প্রবন্ধ সমগ্র 

Written extensively in Bengali periodicals, notably :  Desh, Bartaman (daily), Swastika

Languages

Bilingual in Bengali and English.

Good command of Hindi

Can understand Assamese and Oriya

Working knowledge of Russian.

Others

Member, Calcutta Club

Swayamsevak since 1985.

                                            Spouse : Smt. Anuradha Roy (nee Guha)

Born

11 October, 1949, Kolkata

Father

Late Subodh Kanta Guha

Mother

Late Arati Guha (nee Shome)

Roots

Kathiapara, Bikrampur, Munshigunge, Dhaka,   Bangladesh.

Education

Master of Arts (English),  Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Worked as

Senior Lecturer in English, B.K.C. College, Kolkata