|Somnath N. Chatterjee|
• Born : 25th July, 1929 • Birth Place : Tezpur, Assam
- Is a Barrister-at-Law from UK.
- Active in Politics since 1968 when he became member of the Communist Party.
- Elected ten times as member in Parliament since 1971 till date.
- Is a distinguished Parliamentarian for about three and half decades and hence he was honoured with the 'Outstanding Parliamentarian Award 1996'.
- Through his initiative the proceedings of the 'zero hour' of Parliament are being telecast live from 5th July, 2004.
- Another initiative he took is the launching of two dedicated satellite channels for televising the proceedings of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha from 14th December, 2004.
- Actively associated with many socio-cultural, educational and professional institutions and trade unions.
- Is an ardent champion of the genuine rights of the working class.