A Brief History of Roy Family with Netaji Shubhas Chandra Bose
As per the Govt. of India Act 1935, in order to introduce, invoke and include the “Provincial Autonomy ” for the existing provinces, an all India election was held in 1937 for the formation of the interim Govt. at the state levels and to campaign for All India Congress party for the said election in & around Rangpur district, then a part of North East Bengal and now in Bangladesh, Mr. Subhas Chandra Bose had visited Rangpur Town during the later part of 1936.
It was during this visit that Shri Netaji Bose stayed for 03 nights at “Roy Villa” house (Our ancestral property) at Senpara, Rangpur owned by Late Shri Satish Chandra Roy my Grand father & a renowned pleader, a Tea Garden Planter and promoter and also a member of the Rangpur Municipality from time to time.
However after the partition in 1947 and due to the exchange of property, “Roy Villa” has now been renamed as “Bakali House” and still stands there in Senpara, Rangpur town. Noteworthy here is that the correspondent of this information Samaresh Chandra Roy is the grandson of said Late Shri Satish Chandra Roy. Incidentally and later on the following dignitaries also stayed in “Roy Villa” post 1936 and before partition:
1. Late Smt. Sarojini Naidu
2. Legendary Singer late Shri Hemanta Mukherjee
3. Legendary Bengali Author & Writer late Shri Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.
4. Renowned composer late Shri Kamal Dasgupta.
We are attaching two pictures and an oil painting here with:
1. Shri Subhas Bose Coming out of Rangpur “Roy Villa” during his stay in 1936.
2. An almost 80 years old Oil Painting of Late Shri Satish Chandra Roy painted during his old age in his 70’s.
3. Picture of Shri Netaji Bose meeting the students union at Dresden, Germany over a dinner. In the middle behind Shri Bose is my uncle, the late Shri Sushil Chandra Roy, a leader of the Students union at Dresden University. He had met my uncle & his friends after he was discharged from the Venice hospital where he was undergoing treatment for Tuberculosis.