Mamata Banerjee Date of Birth
She was born 5 January 1955. Mamata Banerjee is 64 years old.
Mamata Banerjee Father Name
She was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal to a Bengali Brahmin family headed by parents Promileswar Banerjee and Gayetri Devi. Banerjee’s father died due to lack of medical treatment, when she was 17.
Mamata Banerjee Education
In 1970, Banerjee completed the higher secondary board examination from Deshbandhu Sishu Sikshalay.
Soon she graduated with an honors degree in history from the Jogamaya Devi College, a women’s graduate college in southern Kolkata. Later she earned a master’s degree in Islamic history from the University of Calcutta.
This was followed by a degree in education from the Shri Shikshayatan College. Later she also earned a law degree from the Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College, Kolkata
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Mamata Banerjee Biography
Banerjee is a self-taught painter and a poet. Mamta Banerjee’s 300 paintings were sold for 9 crore INR. Later one painting was also sold to Sudipto Sen (central figure in the Saradha scam) for 1.8 crore
Throughout her political life, Banerjee has maintained a publicly austere lifestyle, dressing in simple traditional Bengali clothes and avoiding luxuries.
Banerjee became involved with politics when she was only 15. Later, while studying at the Jogamaya Devi College she established Chhatra Parishad Unions, the student’s wing of the Congress (I) Party, defeating the Democratic Students’ Union of the Socialist Unity Centre of India.
Soon she rose in the ranks of the local Congress group, and remained the general secretary of Mahila Congress (I), West Bengal, from 1976 to 1980.
In the 1984 general election, Banerjee became one of India’s youngest parliamentarians ever, defeating veteran Communist politician Somnath Chatterjee, to win the Jadavpur parliamentary Constituency in West Bengal.
In 1991, Banerjee was made the Union Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Youth Affairs and Sports, and Women and Child Development.
Later in April 1996, she alleged that Congress was behaving as a stooge of the CPI-M in West Bengal. She claimed that she was the lone voice of reason and wanted a “clean Congress
Mamata Banerjee Party
Later in 1997, Banerjee left the Congress Party in West Bengal and established the All India Trinamool Congress. It quickly became the primary opposition party to the long-standing Communist government in the state.
In 1999, she joined the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government and Prime Minster allocated her the Railways Ministry.
Later she is also the first female Minister of Coal, and Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Youth Affairs, Sports, Women and Child Development in the cabinet of the Indian government.
Soon she rose to prominence after opposing the erstwhile land acquisition policies for industrialization of the Communist government in West Bengal for Special Economic Zones at the cost of agriculturalists and farmers at Singur.
In 2011 Banerjee pulled off a landslide victory for the TMC Congress alliance in West Bengal, defeating the 34-year-old Communist Party of India (Marxist)- led Left Front government, the world’s longest-serving democratically elected communist government in the process.
In 2012, Time magazine named her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Later Bloomberg Markets magazine listed her among the 50 most influential people in the world of finance in September 2012.
Mamata Banerjee Nephew
Abhishek Banerjee is the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He is the youngest MP of the lower house.
Mamata Banerjee Height
She is 5’4”(in feet & inches) or 1.6256(m).
Mamata Banerjee Books
Didi: The Untold Mamata Banerjee