Dr. Harihar Seth in his book “Ancient History of Calcutta” held that Job Charnok first established a market and a Bungalow and the place was named as “Chanok”. But subsequently this notion has been proved to be wrong. It is true that ancient name of Barrackpore was “Chanok” The name Barrackpore has also no relation with the military barracks in the cantonment area. Some held that the name “Chanok” was given after the name of great “Chanakya”, the minister of Chandragupta Mouriya, who was the founder of the Mouriya empire in the third Century BC.

Recent discovery of a Buddha statue at the heart of the city has dated the existence of “Chanak” to the fourth Century AD. In later dates “Chanak” village found its place in the “Chand Sadagar’s” trade voyage in the tenth Century AD. In 1945 Biprdas Piplai wrote the ballad in the name of “Manasar Vasan” depicting “Chand Sadagar’s trade voyage in the tenth century BC and gave a vivid description of all the villages on both the banks of the River Ganga. Among those villages “Chanak” village also found its place.

At the early period of Mughal reign Sher Sah defeated Humayun, the son of Babar the founder of the Mughal dynasty and established his reign over India. He was famous for introduction of good system of administration and benevolent works. In one of his ‘Formans’ (dictates) the name of the village “Chanakya” in Bengal has been noticed. 

During Mughal period possibly during the reign of Akbar the Great, “Chanak” village was named as “Barbakpur”. In the book “Aine-e-Akbari “ written at the time of Akbar, Barbakpur was mentioned with the villages of Jafarpur, Babanpur, Murgimahal, Chapparmahal etc. In and around 1711, employees of East India Company misspelt “Barbakpur” as “Barakpur”. The Military cantonment of British rulers was established in 1770-71 and it will be entirely wrong if the name of Barrackpore is related with the Military Barracks.

The following are the list of names of the chairman who has enlightened the Barrackpore Municipality since its inception.

Sl No

Name of the Chairman of Barrackpore Municipality

Period

1

Moulvi Syed Ahmed

01.04.1916

04.07.1919

2

Mr. T.W. Dear

05.07.1919

01.10.1920

3

Rai Sahib B.C. Chatterjee

02.10.1920

22.09.1922

4

Mr. V. James

23.09.1922

18.09.1925

5

Babu Sashi Bhusan Ghose

19.09.1925

02.08.1929

6

Khan Saheb Moulvi Syed Moshfequs Sabeheen

03.08.1929

18.11.1931

7

Babu S.K. Mukherjee

18.11.1931

11.11.1934

8

Babu Manmatha Nath Sadhukhan

12.11.1934

30.08.1938

9

Mr. Archibald Fairfoul

31.08.1938

10.07.1939

10

Mr. Hemanta Kumar Mukherjee

19.07.1939

18.05.1943

11

Babu Satya Prasad Das

19.05.1943

10.06.1944

12

Babu Pares Nath Sen

17.06.1944

06.08.1947

13

Mr. G.C. Bhattacharyya

06.08.1947

13.02.1948

14

Panchu Gopal Sadhukhan

14.02.1948

02.05.1952

15

Panchu Gopal Sadhukhan

03.05.1952

19.01.1954

16

Hemanta Kumar Mukherjee

19.01.1954

31.03.1958

17

Sri. Sunil Kumar Bhattacharyya

01.04.1958

30.03.1963

18

Administrator Rule

01.04.1963

20.06.1964

19

Makhan Lal Dasgupta

21.06.1964

21.08.1965

20

Gouri Charan Bhattacharya

21.08.1965

07.10.1969

21

Sri Dhirendra Chandra Roy

08.10.1969

29.01.1972

22

Administrator Rule

30.01.1972

05.07.1977

23

Sri Dhirendra Chandra Roy

06.07.1977

09.07.1981

24

Sri Dhirendra Chandra Roy

10.07.1981

22.01.1986

25

Sri Bijan Kumar Sadhukhan

28.01.1986

18.07.1986

26

Sri Dilip Samaddar

19.07.1986

01.07.1990

27

Sri Dilip Samaddar

02.07.1990

27.11.1993

28

Dr. Salil Kumar Banerjee

01.12.1993

27.06.1995

29

Dr. Salil Kumar Banerjee

28.06.1995

28.06.2000

30

Dr. Salil Kumar Banerjee

29.06.2000

25.07.2004

31

Sri Mahadeb Ghosh

06.08.2004

24.06.2005

32

Sri Bijali Kanti Mitra

25.06.2005

22.06.2010

33

Sri Uttam Das

23.06.2010

18.05.2015

34

Sri Uttam Das

19.05.2015

Till Date

Uttam Das Chairman, Barrackpore Municipality

Debasish Ghoshdastider Vice-Chairman, Barrackpore Municipality

Supravat Ghosh Member Chairman-in-council, Barrackpore Municipality

Subhrakanti Bannerjee, Member Chairman-in-council, Barrackpore Municipality

Raja Paswan Member Chairman-in-council, Barrackpore Municipality

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