Founding Member

  • Mr. Ramen Chakrabarti and Mrs. Archana Chakrabarti
  • Mr. Ranjit Chakravorti and Mrs. Sunanda Chakravorti
  • Mr. Amitava Bose
  • Mr Deb Sen and Mrs. Chitrita Sen
  • Mr. Sanjit Mitra and Mrs Nandita Mitra
  • Late Mr. Bimal Sarkar and Mrs Aparna Sarkar
  • Late Mr. Satya Ray and late Mrs.Sumitra Ray
  • Late Mr. Jnanen Tarafdar and Late Mrs. Tarafdar
  • Late Mr. Asit Bhattacharya and Mrs Sibani Bhattacharya
  • Late Mr. Sidharta Sanyal and Mrs.Sunanda Sanyal

In 1984, Bay Area Prabasi was incorporated in the State of California as a non-profit organization by Mr. Apurba Mukherjee, Mr.Ranjit Chakravorti, and Ms. Sulata Sarkar. Also, this was the first Prabasi team that hosted Bongo Sammelan (NABC) for the first time on the West Coast.

The first organizational meeting of Bay Area Prabasi was held on October 4, 1974.The meeting was held in the club room of the Family Circle West Apartment complex. Prabasi’s name was proposed by Sunanda Chakravorti and was selected at this meeting. At that meeting, President (Ramen Chakrabarti) Secretary (Late Satya Ray), Jt Secretary (Amitava Bose), Treasurer (Ranjit Chakravorti) were nominated and selected. The first Bay Area Prabasi Durga Puja was done by Mr. Ramen Chakrabarti on this painting (painted on a door panel) by Mr. Uday Sengupta and is still being used for Ma Durga Puja at the Cultural Integration Fellowship in San Francisco.