List of Chief Ministers of West Bengal (1947- Present)

List of Chief Ministers of West Bengal as well as list of Premiers of West Bengal has described in the below article of state Infos. The Chief Minister of West Bengal is the chief executive of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. The chief minister is the head of the executive branch of the government of West Bengal and is charged with enforcing state laws.

From 1947, 15th August India become a free and independent country. In August 1947, Bengal was partitioned into two part one is the Pakistani province of East Bengal and the other is the Indian state of West Bengal. List of Chief minister of West Bengal starting with Prafulla Chandra Ghosh of the Indian National Congress (INC) party. He was the first Chief Minister as well as the first Premier of west Bengal. Mamata Banerjee Popular as “Didi” is present Chief Minister of West Bengal.

list of chief ministers of west bengal

List of Chief Ministers of West Bengal

Sl.NoChief MinisterFromToParty Associated
1Mamata Banerjee20 May 2021PresentAll India Trinamool Congress
2Mamata Banerjee26 May 201604 May 2021All India Trinamool Congress
3Mamata Banerjee20 May 201125 May 2016All India Trinamool Congress
4Buddhadeb Bhattacharya18 May 200613 May 2011Communist Party of India (Marxist)
5Buddhadeb Bhattacharya15 May 200117 May 2006Communist Party of India (Marxist)
6Buddhadeb Bhattacharya06 Nov 200014 May 2001Communist Party of India (Marxist)
7Jyoti Basu16 May 199605 Nov 2000Communist Party of India (Marxist)
8Jyoti Basu19 Jun 199115 May 1996Communist Party of India (Marxist)
9Jyoti Basu30 Mar 198718 Jun 1991Communist Party of India (Marxist)
10Jyoti Basu24 May 198229 Mar 1987Communist Party of India (Marxist)
11Jyoti Basu21 Jun 197723 May 1982Communist Party of India (Marxist)
12President’s rule30 Apr 197720 Jun 1977
13Siddhartha Shankar Ray20 Mar 197230 Apr 1977INC
14President’s rule29 Jun 197120 Mar 1972
15Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee02 Apr 197128 Jun 1971INC
16President’s rule30 Jul 197002 Apr 1971
17President’s rule19 Mar 197030 Jul 1970
18Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee25 Feb 196916 Mar 1970Bangla Congress (United Front)
19President’s rule20 Feb 196825 Feb 1969
20Prafulla Chandra Ghosh21 Nov 196719 Feb 1968Independent
21Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee01 Mar 196721 Nov 1967Bangla Congress (United Front)
22Prafulla Chandra Sen09 Jul 196228 Feb 1967INC
23Bidhan Chandra Roy03 Apr 196201 Jul 1962INC
24Bidhan Chandra Roy06 Apr 195702 Apr 1962INC
25Bidhan Chandra Roy31 Mar 195205 Apr 1957INC
26Bidhan Chandra Roy26 Jan 195030 Mar 1952INC
27Bidhan Chandra Roy23 Jan 194825 Jan 1950INC
28Prafulla Chandra Ghosh15 Aug 194722 Jan 1948INC
All Information are collected from Wikipedia

In August 1947 West Bengal was formed by partitioning the erstwhile Bengal Province of British India. In 15 August 1947 Prafulla Chandra Ghosh of the Indian National Congress (INC) has took charge as chief minister of west bengal however he was officially referred to as a Prime Minister or Premier of the state tin january 1950.

Point to be Noted :

Who was the first Chief Minister of West Bengal. The Answer is Prafulla Chandra Ghosh . But it is the most controversial question ever in west bengal political history.It is important to note that till January 1950, the office of the CM was officially known as the Prime Minister or Premier of West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Ministers Key Points

  • The First Chief Minister of West Bengal was Prafulla Chandra Ghosh. Also he was first premier of west bengal.
  • The First Youngest Chief Minister of West Bengal who hold the post was Siddhartha Shankar Ray (at his age of 51).
  • The Shortest tenure Chief Minister of West Bengal was Prafulla Chandra Ghosh.
  • The Longest tenure Chief Minister of West Bengal was Jyoti Basu.
  • The First Woman Chief Minister of West Bengal was Mamata Banerjee.

Leading Party Name of Chief Minister of West Bengal

Details List of Chief Minister of West Bengal

Premiers of West Bengal

  • Dr. Prafulla Chandra Ghosh (15.08.1947 – 22.01.1948)
  • Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (23.01.1948 – 25.01.1950)

List of Chief Ministers of West Bengal

Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy – 2nd Chief Minister of West Bengal

Bidhan Chandra Roy 2nd Chief Minister of west bengal

Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, the most renowned chief ministers of West Bengal as well as famous doctor. He got First MRCP and FRCS Degree from bengal. He succeeded Prafulla Chandra Ghosh as chief Minister . He served the office for over 14 years. When Dr. B.C Roy died in office on 1 July 1962, Prafulla Chandra Sen became the next CM and completed the term.

Key Details of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy as a chief minister of west Bengal

  • Born : 1 July 1882 in Bankipore, Patna Bengal Presidency, British India
  • Died : 1 July 1962 (aged 80) in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • MRCP, FRCS
  • 2nd Chief Minister of West Bengal
  • Tenure : 23 January 1948 – 1 July 1962
  • Political party: Indian National Congress
  • Constituency : Bowbazar
  • Election won :
    • Provincial Assembly (1946–52)
    • First Assembly (1952–57)
    • Second Assembly (1957–62)
  • Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly (1952–1962)
  • 6th Mayor of Kolkata (5 April 1931 – 9 April 1933)
  • Bidhan Chandra Roy is often considered as the Maker of Modern West Bengal
  • Found and Developed many Institution and Cities in West Bengal.
  • National Doctors’ Day is celebrated in his memory every year on 1 July
  • Got Award Bharat Ratna (1961)

Prafulla Chandra Sen

Prafulla chandra sen 3rd chief minister of weat bengal
  • Born : 10 April 1897 Khulna, Bengal Presidency, British India
  • Died : 25 September 1990 (aged 93) Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • 3rd Chief Minister of West Bengal
  • Tenure : 8 July 1962 – 15 March 1967
  • Political party: Indian National Congress
  • Constituency : Arambagh East
  • Election won :
    • Third Assembly (1962–67)
  • Sen threw himself into the freedom struggle and spent over 10 years in various jails between 1930 and 1942 for anti-British activities.

 Ajoy Kumar Mukhopadhyay

  • Born : 15 April 1901 Tamluk, Bengal Presidency, British India
  • Died : 27 May 1986 (aged 85) Calcutta, West Bengal, India
  • 4th Chief Minister of West Bengal
  • Tenure : 1 March 1967 – 21 November 1967
  • Political party: Bangla Congress (United Front)
  • Constituency : Tamluk
  • 5th Chief Minister of West Bengal
  • Tenure : 25 February 1969 – 30 July 1970
  • Political party: Indian National Congress
  • Election won :
    • Fifth Assembly (1969–70)
    • Sixth Assembly (1971)
  • Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly (1951–1977)
  • Awards Padma Vibhushan (1977)

Prafulla Chandra Ghosh

1st Chief Minister of west Bengal
  • Born : 24 December 1891 Maliakanda, Dohar, Dhaka, British India (Now Bangladesh)
  • Died : 18 December 1983 (aged 91) Calcutta, India
  • 1st Chief Minister of West Bengal
  • Tenure : 15 August 1947 – 22 January 1948 & 2 November 1967 – 20 February 1968
  • Political party: Indian National Congress
  • Constituency : Jhargram
  • Election won :
    • Fourth Assembly (1967–68)

Siddhartha Shankar Ray

  • Born : 20 October 1920 Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
  • Died : 6 November 2010 (aged 90) Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • 6th Chief Minister of West Bengal
  • Tenure : 19 March 1972 – 21 June 1977
  • Political party: Indian National Congress
  • Election won :
    • Seventh Assembly (1972–77)
  • 18th Indian Ambassador to the United States (1992–1996)
  • 22nd Governor of Punjab (2 April 1986 – 8 December 1989)
  • Minister of Education (India) (1967–1972)
  • Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly
  • Constituency : Malda, Chowranghee, Bhawanipur

Jyoti Basu

Jyoti Basu Chief Minister of West Bengal
  • Born : Jyotirindra Basu 8 July 1914 Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
  • Died : 17 January 2010 (aged 95) Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • 7th Chief Minister of West Bengal
  • Tenure : 21 June 1977 – 28 October 2000
  • Political party: Communist Party of India (Marxist) (Left Front)
  • Constituency : Satgachhia
  • Election won :
    • Eighth Assembly (1977–82)
    • Ninth Assembly (1982–87)
    • Tenth Assembly (1987–91)
    • Eleventh Assembly (1991–96)
    • Twelfth Assembly (1996–2000)
  • 1st Deputy Chief Minister of West Bengal (1 March 1967 – 21 November 1967) & (25 February 1969 – 16 March 1970)
  • Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly
  • Member of the Bengal Legislative Assembly
  • Member of Polit Bureau, Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

  • Born : 1 March 1944 (age 77) Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
  • 8th Chief Minister of West Bengal
  • Tenure : 6 November 2000 – 13 May 2011
  • Political party: Communist Party of India (Marxist) (Left Front)
  • Constituency : Jadavpur
  • Election won :
    • Twelfth Assembly (2000–2001)
    • Thirteenth Assembly (2001–06)
    • Fourteenth Assembly (2006–11)
  • 2nd Deputy Chief Minister of West Bengal
  • Member of Legislative Assembly, West Bengal
  • Member of CPI(M) Polit Bureau

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee Present Chief Minister of West Bengal
  • Born : 5 January 1955 Calcutta, West Bengal, India
  • 9th Chief Minister of West Bengal
  • Tenure : 20 May 2011 – Present
  • Political party: All India Trinamool Congress
  • Constituency : Bhabanipur
  • Election won :
    • Fifteenth Assembly (2011–16)
    • Sixteenth Assembly (2016–21)
    • Seventeenth Assembly (2021–26)
  • Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly
  • Chairperson of the All India Trinamool Congress

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FAQ

Which numbering of CM is elected in West Bengal 2021?

9th Chief Minister of West Bengal

Who was the 1st chief minister of West Bengal

Prafulla Chandra Ghosh

How many premiers of west bengal

2 , Prafulla Chandra Ghosh and Dr. Bidhan chandra Roy

Who is the chief Minister of West Bengal 2021

Mamata Banerjee. She is the 9th chief minister of west bengal

Who was the first West Bengal CM to die in office?

Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy was the first West Bengal CM to die in office. He died aged 80, on 1 July 1962.

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