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Tulsi Chandra goswami

Tulsi Chandra goswami 

Tulsi Chandra goswami (1898-1957) was born in serampur near Calcutta on 18 june 1898. Post st. Xavier’s school, Calcutta he went to England and graduated from oxford in 1919. He was called to the bar in 1921.
On his return he started his legal practice at Calcutta high court, but soon left it at the call of C.R. DAS and thereafter was active in politics for two decades. He joined swaraj party in 1923 and edited the party organ forward. He was elected to the central legislative assembly and was chief whip and deputy leader of the swaraj party under Motilal Nehru. With his fine and forceful oratory he was a ‘terror to the treasury benches’.
He was opposed to the communal award. In 1937, goswami  was elected to the Bengal legislature and was deputy leader of congress party. He joined the nazimuddin cabinet as finance minister in 1943. Goswami retired from politics in 1952 after his defeat in the parliamentary elections and spent the remaining five yearts of his life in his magnificent library.

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