Category: India

Jyoti Basu

Jyoti Basu (b. July 8, 1914 at Calcutta, India – 17 January 2010) is an Indian politician belonging to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from West Bengal, India. He served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1977 to 2000, making him India’s longest-serving Chief Minister as of 2009. He was a member of the CPI(M) Politburo from the time of the party’s founding in 1964 until 2008. There is some debate about his birth time being 10.44 am, 10.50 am or even 11.00am.