Priyadarshini Mallick Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 37 Years
Caste: Aguri
Hometown: Kolkata

Priyadarshini Mallick

Profession(s)Businesswoman, Academician, Teacher
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 July 1986 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023)37 Years
BirthplaceCalcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal, India
Zodiac signCancer
SignatureSignature of Priyadarshini Mallick
College/University• Amity Institute of Biotechnology (2005-2010)
• Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi (2010-2012)
• Jadavpur University, Kolkata (2012-2016)
Educational Qualification(s)• Graduation at the Amity Institute of Biotechnology
• LLM at JNU
• PhD in Life Science and Biotechnology at the Jadavpur University [1]Priyadarshini Mallick

Note: This community emerged out of the Bardhawan district in West Bengal and is primarily involved in farming.
ControversyAlleged Involvement in Malpractices
After the Enforcement Directorate (ED) took Jyotipriya Mallick into their custody due to his alleged involvement in the Ration Scam, it came to light that Priyadarshini had been designated as the director of three fictitious enterprises. Jyotipriya had set up these companies to divert funds acquired through the sale of rations meant for the disadvantaged amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The ED claims that the embezzled funds were later transferred to the bank accounts of Priyadarshini and her mother, Manidipa. [2]Hindustan Times Priyadarshini allegedly placed Rs. 3.37 crores into her account following the implementation of demonetization by the Government of India in 2016. But when interrogated by the ED, she told them that the funds deposited were earnings from tuition. While giving an interview, an official of the ED said,

"She (Priyardashini) is a school teacher and claimed all this amount was earned through tuition. In that financial year, her annual salary was Rs 2.48 lakh."

The Mallick family's bank accounts were later frozen by the ED. Priyadarshini defended herself by claiming her innocence in the case and contending that her family was being conspired against. In an interview, she said,

"It is quite clear now that ED arrests someone first and starts the probe after that. However, the matter is being investigated and I cannot make any comment at this juncture. My father will be in a position to say whether there is any conspiracy behind him being arrested."

Several politicians from the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC), including Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, expressed support for Jyotipriya Mallick and his family. [3]The Indian Express
Priyadarshini Mallick's photo taken when she was at the office of the ED
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Husband/SpouseAbhra Sen (also spelt as Avra) (teacher, politician, member of the BJP)
A photo of Abhra Sen taken during a BJP rally
ParentsFather- Jyotipriya Mallick (politician, lawyer)
A photo of Jyotipriya Mallick
Mother- Manidipa Mallick (homemaker)

Note: Jyotipriya has served as the minister of Forest Affairs, Non-Conventional and Renewable Energy Sources, and Food & Supplies.

Priyadarshini Mallick

Some Lesser Known Facts About Priyadarshini Mallick

  • Priyadarshini Mallick is an Indian businessperson, teacher, and academician who is the daughter of Jyotipriya Mallick, an All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC). In October 2023, she gained significant attention when her father was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate, and she was called in for questioning in connection to the West Bengal ration scam during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Following the completion of her formal education, Priyadarshini Mallick became an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology at Ashutosh College, University of Calcutta.

    Priyadarshini Mallick's photo taken when she was in college

    Priyadarshini Mallick’s photo taken when she was in college

  • She later served as a coordinator of Ashutosh College’s BOOST (Biotechnology Based Opportunities Offered to Science and Technology Departments) program.
  • Priyadarshini Mallick became a director of Gracious Innovative Private Limited (GIPL) and Sharda Films Private Limited on 16 November 2011. She left the directorship of GIPL on 22 November 2016.
  • From October 2016 to April 2022, she served as the Head of the Microbiology Department.
  • She has also held the position of a member of the governing body at Dhruba Chand Halder College in West Bengal.
  • Mallick assumed the directorship of Shree Hanuman Realcon Private Limited (SHRPL) and Gracious Creation Private Limited (GCPL) on 10 June 2016 and held the directorial position until 22 November 2016.
  • As an academician, Priyadarshini Mallick has written many research articles such as Degradation of Plastics Causing Pollution Using Bacteria for Improvement of Freshwater Fish Cultivation (2021), Exogenous Supplementation of N-acetylcysteine Can Reduce Hepatotoxicity Induced by Ascites Fluid (Cell-Free) Adsorbed Over Protein-A-Containing Staphylococcus aureus Cowan-I Without Compromising Its Antitumor Effect (2019), and Evaluating The Anti-Microbial Effect Of Eugenol Extracted From Ocimum Sanctum (2016).
  • She took over the role of secretary for the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education on 2 August 2023. Reportedly, she was given the appointment because of her father Jyotipriya Mallick’s influential stature in West Bengal. [4]The Indian Express
  • Priyadarshini Mallick can proficiently speak five different languages.