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Suniti Kumar Chatterji Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 25, 2018

Short Biography

Suniti Kumar Chatterji was born on 26-11-1890 in Howrah in the state of West Bengal, India. He was an Indian Linguist, Educationist, Literature, Professor, Writer & Author.

Suniti Kumar Chatterji Complete Bio & Career

Suniti Kumar Chatterji is an educationist, litterateur, and linguist from India.
He attended Presidency College in Kolkata and obtained his Majors in English Literature. He was appointed as a lecturer in English at the renowned Vidyasagar College, Kolkata. Later, he was an assistant professor of English at the University of Calcutta. He moved to London to pursue further studies in Prakrit, Persian, Gothic, Phonology, Old Irish, and other languages. He later moved to Paris to do further studies on Slav, Indo-European, Indo-Aryan linguistics, Latin, and Greek. On his return to India, he was appointed as the Khaira Professor of Indian Linguistics and Phonetics in 1922. Further, in 1965, he became the National Research Professor of India in Humanities. 
He accompanied Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore during his expedition to the foreign land. Suniti Kumar Chatterji was the chairman of West Bengal Legislative Council for the period of six years. He also became the President of Sahitya Akademi in the year 1969. 
Some of his important literature works include ‘Bengali Phonetic Reader’, ‘The Origin and Development of The Bengali Language’, ‘Dwipamaya Bharat’, ‘Bharat Sanskriti’, ‘Indo-Aryan and Hindi’, ‘Language and Literature of Modern India’, ‘World Literature and Tagore’, and ‘Ramayana: its Character, Genesis, History and Exodus: A Resume. Calcutta: Prajna’.
For his contribution, he has been felicitated with Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan by the government of India in 1955 and 1963 respectively. 

Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1955 Literature and Education
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 1963 Literature and Education

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Suniti Kumar Chatterji died on 29-05-1977 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India at the age of 86.

DEATHDAY 29 May,1977 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Kolkata, West Bengal

Suniti Kumar Chatterji Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Haridas Chattopadhyay.

Life's Important Dates Of Suniti Kumar Chatterji

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
First Job Vidhyasagar College, Kolkata (1913)

Personal Info

Home Town Kolkata
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Kolkata, West Bengal, India
College Presidency College, Kolkata
Qualification M.A. in English Honours

Suniti Kumar Chatterji Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Suniti Kumar Chatterji was 86 years 6 months & 3 days old age.