17 January in History


Jyoti Basu, India’s longest-serving chief minister who memorably described his decision not to accept the post of prime minister in 1996 as a “historic blunder”, was born on 8 July 1914 in Calcutta in a middle class Bengali family. His death on 17 January 2010 marked the end of an era. Basu, who remained chief minister of West Bengal from… Read More →

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