INFORMATION & CULTURE : PURULIA
NIBARAN CHANDRA DASGUPTA
(April 1876- 17 July 1935)
Nibaran Chandra Dasgupta
Born at Bikrampur (Bangladesh), Nibaran Chandra Dasgupta was the Head Master of Purulia Zilla (District) School. Purulia at that time was a township in the district of Manbhum in the State of Bihar. He was also the honorary District Magistrate of Purulia.
He left his job in 1921 to participate in the” Non Co-operation Movement “ launched by Mahatma Gandhi, for which he served an imprisonment sentence.
After his release, Nibaran Chandra along with Atul Chandra Ghosh, founded “Shilpashram”, (Rural Industry Development inside the Ashram living mode) initially at deshbondhu Road then permanently at Telkalpara, Purulia town.
(Source: D.I.C.O, Purulia)