Former Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay received a death threat via a letter that was sent to his wife.
His wife Sonali Chakrabarty, vice-chancellor of Calcutta University, received the letter which threatened to kill her husband. The letter read, “Madam, your husband will be killed and nobody can save the life of your husband.”
A complaint has been registered with Kolkata Police and a search for the accused has been initiated.
Alapan Bandyopadhyay has always been a silent worker and is known not to speak much. A 1987-batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre, Alapan Bandyopadhyay is known for going by the rule book during his tenure as chief secretary.
Alapan Bandyopadhyay was the link between the Centre and the TMC government during the Covid-19 review meetings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief ministers.
Bandyopadhyay, known to be a good speaker, was respected on both sides of the political spectrum. Even though the TMC government has a running feud with the Governor, Jagdeep Dhankhar has good personal relations with him.
While Alapan Bandyopadhyay has been the face of Bengal’s Covid-19 fight, not many know of his personal life. Bandyopadhyay, born in 1961, did his schooling at Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission and was a good student, ranking 3rd in the final exam.
He had his ambitions clear in Class 11 of becoming an IAS officer and took humanities even though his school friends thought he would go for science or pursue engineering.
Alapan Bandyopadhyay is an alumnus of Presidency University, where he did his graduation in political science. He then did his masters at Calcutta University.