Abhijit Gangopadhyay Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 62 Years
Marital Status: Married
Hometown: Kolkata

Abhijit Gangopadhyay

Profession(s)• Former Judge
• Politician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 August 1962 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2024)62 Years
BirthplaceKolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac signLeo
SchoolMitra Institution (Main), Kolkata (1979)
College/UniversityHazra Law College, Kolkata
Educational QualificationLaw [1]The Print
ControversyIn 2024, over 250 lawyers, including representatives of bar associations, wrote a letter to Chief Justice TS Sivagnanam of the Calcutta High Court in response to Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay's purported use of 'demeaning and defamatory comments' against state Advocate General Kishore Dutta during a case hearing in 2024. The claimed disagreement occurred on 25 January 2024, when Justice Gangopadhyay directed the CBI to investigate 'irregularities' at a hearing on a case involving an alleged MBBS recruiting scam, notwithstanding a division bench led by Justice Soumen Sen's ruling to the contrary. [2]The Indian Express
The letter sent to Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court by over 250 advocates
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseName Not Known

Abhijit Gangopadhyay

Some Lesser Known Facts About Abhijit Gangopadhyay

  • Abhijit Gangopadhyay used to take part in Bengali theatre shows while in college. In addition, he belonged to the theatre company ‘Amitra Chanda.’ His final performance was in a theatrical production in 1986. [3]Ananda Bazar
  • At the start of his career, he was posted to North Dinajpur as an A-grade officer in the West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS). He then left this job to pursue his legal education. [4]ABP Live
  • Before receiving his bench appointment, he served as a State Advocate in the Calcutta High Court. His appointment as an additional judge in the Calcutta High Court began on 2 May 2018.
  • On 30 July 2020, he was promoted to a permanent position as a judge in the Calcutta High Court.
  • Since November 2021, Judge Abhijit has issued several instructions to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to look into allegations of irregularities in the recruitment process at the West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC). [5]The Indian Express
  • He rendered multiple rulings against the School Service Commission employees, sparking political turmoil in West Bengal and at the Calcutta High Court. [6]Zee News [7]The Telegraph
  • Gangopadhyay asked the Chief Justice of India to step in regarding the Division Bench’s rulings in the instances concerning alleged irregularities at the School Service Commission in a letter. [8]The Times of India [9]India Today
  • On 13 April 2022, the Bar Association of Calcutta High Court released a resolution advocating for a boycott of the Court of Gangopadhyay. [10]The Times of India
  • In April 2022, then-governor Jagdeep Dhankhar wrote a letter to the West Bengal chief minister about the situation in reaction to demonstrations staged by the All India Trinamool Congress legal cell outside his courthouse. [11]Bar and Bench
  • Reference 10 Gangopadhyay ordered Partha Chatterjee, the former minister of education, to appear before the CBI on 18 May 2022, to investigate an alleged teacher recruitment scam. [12]The Indian Express
  • He asked Paresh Chandra Adhikary, the State Minister in charge of the Department of School Education, to come before the CBI in May 2022 to discuss his possible role in his daughter Ankita Adhikary’s unlawful appointment. [13]News18 [14]The Free Press Journal
  • In September 2022, Judge Gangopadhyay instructed the West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) to choose competent candidates from the waiting list to replace teachers hired without legal authority. [15]Siasat
  • In July 2023, he directed the West Bengal School Service Commission to make public the names of the 907 teachers who were falsely assigned to grades XI-XII.
  • On 5 March 2024, he stepped down from his position as a judge of the Calcutta High Court to enter politics with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). [16]The Times of India