The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Basu, Hon’ble Babu Bhupendra Nath

Basu, Hon’ble Babu Bhupendra Nath, B.A., Attorney, Calcutta; belongs to a respectable Kayastha family; born, 1859: B.A., 1880; enrolled as solicitor's Clerk in Calcutta; M.A., with honours in English literature, 1881, enrolled as an attorney of the Calcutta High Court; an active member of the Calcutta Corporation and has been an active member in all social and political movements in the country; an ardent temperance reformer; President of the Bengal Provincial Conference held at Mymensingh, 1905; a staunch supporter of the Indian National Congress .and was Chairman of the Congress Reception Committee in 1906; visited England and spoke on Indian affairs before large English audiences; was an elected member, first in the Bengal and then in the Supreme Legislative Council; during his tenure of membership in the latter body, he introduced a Civil Marriage Bill, which created a good deal of agitation throughout India; Government of India eventually disallowed it; deputed to proceed to England for the purpose of enlightening the British public on the present condition of affairs in India, 1914, a powerful speaker and Writer; elected President, Indian National Congress, 1914. Address: Calcutta.